Monday, June 17, 2024

Pay parking endorsed for Brunswick Heads

Byron Shire Council has endorsed the introduction of pay parking in parts of Brunswick Heads as a way of improving the turn-over of parking, especially in the town’s commercial precinct.

Mayor, Michael Lyon said a recent consultant’s report showed that parking occupancy was reaching capacity.

“Council has been debating this matter for many years now and we have changed time limits and extended parking zones, but the reality is that Brunswick Heads is going to keep getting busier,” Mayor Lyon said.

“We have asked staff to come back to Council with detailed information on the cost to implement the scheme, a comparison of hourly rates, and the potential extension of the residential permit scheme to reduce the impact and spill-over into adjoining residential areas.

“We will also be extending it to the foreshore areas, including South Beach Road.

“In addition, when pay parking in Brunswick Heads is operational, we have agreed to remove the $55 fee for residential parking permits across the Byron Shire.”

The Mayor said pay parking had been very successful in Byron Bay.

“And I am sure it will be equally successful in Brunswick Heads,” he said.

Staff will report back to Council in early 2024, with detailed plans for the roll-out of the pay parking scheme. 

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