Failure by Clarence Valley Council to install relevant signage has resulted in parking chaos and confusion in Skinner Street South Grafton.
Council resolved in November last year to implement a 15-minute parking zone along the central strip of South Grafton’s main street, following debate in October’s traffic committee meeting.
Signs are yet to be installed, however, leading to widespread confusion by those using the street.
The matter was raised recently on social media through the ‘Clarence Valley Ratepayers, Residents and Business Owners’ Facebook page. Many said they were unaware of any restrictions on parking as there were no signs. Others commented that they believed the centre parking was only for delivery vehicles. Others said long-term parking in the centre strip limited access to some businesses, such as the BP service station.
Clarence Valley Councillor and traffic committee member, Margaret McKenna, said she believed many were parking for extended periods in the centre strip.
“Long-term parking in the centre is a problem … I would have hoped the signs would be up by now,” she said.
Council’s communications manager, David Bancroft, said that signs would be erected in around two weeks’ time, and would apply a 15-minute limit to all centre parking from Through to Spring Street. Comment was sought from Director of Works and Civil, Troy Anderson, but had not been gained at the time of going to press.