Council to write to Ayr Chamber of Commerce about CBD parking

Burdekin Shire Council has resolved to write to the Ayr Chamber of Commerce regarding businesspeople and their employees parking in the Ayr central business district.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had a responsibility to discuss issues if they were raised with Council as it was a community concern.

“We are well aware that there would be a cost to our ratepayers if we were to enforce the parking limits in our CBD, but from complaints Councillors/Council have received the issue is really about businesspeople parking in front of a business rather than in their off-street parking areas,” she said.

“Council has not received complaints from the public or tourists parking in the area, just the businesses.

“There is no right or wrong answer in finding a solution for this ongoing problem, but we have to discuss it if there has been a complaint.”

Council resolved to write a letter to the Ayr Chamber of Commerce to address the problem.

“We will ask the Chamber to raise this matter with their members and wait for their feedback,” the Mayor said.

“The second step will be for Council to write a letter to all CBD businesses asking that the owners and their staff do not park in Queen Street.”

“This is an issue that has been happening for years and it continually needs to be addressed.”

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