Adelaide St in Maryborough's central business district.
Adelaide St in Maryborough's central business district. Alistair Brightman

1000 plus signatures demand to be read

MARIA FUCHS is not a happy office worker and she is not alone.

The Ergon Energy employee is frustrated about Maryborough's central business district timed parking limits erected in April.

About 1,182 disgruntled rate payers have now signed her petition calling for the Fraser Coast Regional Council to scrap timed parking in the "Maryborough CBD and surrounding streets".

She said the latest round of signatures was submitted to the council last week in a movement that was "gathering momentum".

"Clearly the amount of all day parking allocated in the CBD is not adequate, evidenced by so many customers and rate payers voicing their dissatisfaction," she said.

"We disagree that it was necessary to turn good all-day parking areas into vacant 'car parks' and object passionately to the decision."

Maria was first annoyed at the two and four hour limits imposed at the H Leslie Jones carpark which forced her to find another place to park her car while at work.

But her calls for were quickly extended to include all of Maryborough CBD.

A review into Maryborough's timed parking is expected to begin once the Maryborough Heritage Markets are moved back to Adelaide and Ellena Sts later this month.

Councillor George Seymour said he would try to get a "common sense outcome".

"It wasn't broken before and the 'fix' they have done has caused a lot of problems, all of which were easily predictable from the start," he said.

"The majority of councillors who voted to make these changes need to admit they were wrong and allow us to reverse the changes."



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