Councillor George Seymour (left), Councillor James Hansen and Ergon employees, Maria Fuchs and Denise Young holding a petition against the new timed parking in Maryborough car parks. Photo: Brendan Bufi / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Councillor George Seymour (left), Councillor James Hansen and Ergon employees, Maria Fuchs and Denise Young holding a petition against the new timed parking in Maryborough car parks. Photo: Brendan Bufi / Fraser Coast Chronicle Brendan Bufi

1,182 angry rate payers call for M’Boro timed parking end

ERGON Energy employee Maria Fuchs has petitioned since April to have timed parking removed from the Maryborough central business district.

She has now submitted to the Fraser Coast Regional Council the signatures of 1,182 disgruntled ratepayers, she said.

"Clearly the amount of all day parking allocated in the CBD is not adequate," 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 initially concerned when forced to find another spot to park her car following the installation of two and four hour time limits at the H Leslie Jones carpark earlier this year.

But she quickly extended her call for the council to reverse timed parking in the 'Maryborough CDB and surrounding streets'.

While a review into Maryborough's timed parking is expected to begin after the Maryborough Heritage Markets are moved back to their Adelaide and Ellena Sts location later this month, councillor George Seymour said he would try to get a 'common sense outcome'.

"It (Maryborough parking) 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 (timed parking) changes need to admit they were wrong and allow us to reverse the changes."



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