Locals are ‘not happy’ about paying for permits to park in the Greenslopes area, in the LNP-held Coorparoo ward.
Brisbane City Council is proposing to put in three-hour limited parking with a paid permit, in the streets around Greenslopes Private Hospital.
Residents have been airing their concerns – including questions about whether it will apply on weekends; why residents should be forced to pay for permits; and how it will affect nurses and other hospital staff.
“My assessment of general sentiment is people are mixed on the idea of the 3P zone, but generally people are not happy that they would have to pay for permits, and some worry about the impact on nurses who work at the hospital.” – Greenslopes local.
The parking study was carried out in response to parked vehicles in the Greenslopes area, particularly around the private hospital.
“If this goes ahead, residents will be paying to support hospital visitor parking and the staff parking issue will simply be pushed out to other streets”. – Greenslopes local.
High parking demand is also caused by Greenslopes State School, nearby sporting facilities, commuters, and staff and visitors of local parklands and businesses.
“We are flooded by cars and parking around our house is impossible. I can’t have friends, family because of the hospital staff and visitors.” – Greenslopes local.
Vehicles have been reported to be parked across and near driveways, and restricting access to homes.
“The streets are getting worse as it is without even considering the continual influx of new residents.” – Greenslopes local.
“I think most people would seem to be in favour of more parking throughout the entire area, i.e. just the white box corners on the road to show where people can park.” – Greenslopes local.
“As someone who lives in the area, I think the white painted parking box corners throughout the “study area” would be very beneficial, and something everyone in the community could get behind.” – Greenslopes local.
The issues have been previously addressed through the instillation of marked paying bays in the area, however, the high demand for street parking and the lack of street parking opportunities remain an ongoing concern for the local community.
The study can be found here and is open to community feedback until September 2.