Time up for motorists?

Feedback is being sought by the Queenstown Lakes District Council on a proposal to place new time restrictions on car parks in Frankton and Arrowtown In Arrowtown, it is proposed all unrestricted parks in Buckingham St get a 60-minute limit, no-parking lines be painted along both sides of Wiltshire St between Hertford and Berkshire Sts and a P10 park be installed opposite the pharmacy or one or two of the existing P60s be changed to P10s.

In Frankton, the proposals include a 60-minute restriction on the seven car parks on the corner of Frankton Shopping Centre and McBride St, a 60-minute limit on all parks within the Frankton bus stop area, a 120-minute limit on both sides of McBride St from Gray St to Frankton Rd and a 10-hour limit in the Gray St car park.

Council transport manager Denis Mander said the changes were to make businesses and facilities more accessible.

"We're also addressing some safety issues around parking in Wiltshire St, where people had been parking in such a way that the road was sometimes impassable for larger vehicles, including the fire trucks."

Feedback on the proposed changes closes on Friday, December 7, and can be emailed to services@qldc.govt.nz or posted to "Parking Restrictions Feedback", Queenstown Lakes District Council, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown.

The council's infrastructure services committee yesterday approved a mobility park for Park St outside Happiness House, Queenstown.

A taxi stand on Church St between 10pm and 6am was approved and parking next to the Mercure Hotel's entrance on Sainsbury Rd will be removed because of vision problems.


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