Dieter Piepenburg, David Clarkson, councillor George Seymour, Elizabeth Rore and Dianne Smith in Urangan's Elizabeth St which will soon have a new no-standing zone.
Dieter Piepenburg, David Clarkson, councillor George Seymour, Elizabeth Rore and Dianne Smith in Urangan's Elizabeth St which will soon have a new no-standing zone. Alistair Brightman

No-standing zone to be brought into a part of Elizabeth St

A SECTION of Urangan's Elizabeth St will soon be a no-standing zone following successful petitioning from some residents.

The shoulder of the street near the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens - from opposite Trading Post to the Stillwater Hervey Bay complex - is commonly used for parking by businesses and people visiting the gardens.

Nearby resident David Clarkson said the parked cars had been creating a problem for residents of the Stillwater complex whenever they tried to enter or exit their driveway.

"The problem's been that our driveway is on a bend, we have to creep out to see the oncoming traffic," Mr Clarkson said.

"The parked cars block our line of sight and the cars coming up the street are cutting the corner - it's an accident waiting to happen - it would be a t-bone."

Mr Clarkson said he recently presented a petition to the council on behalf of the 45 unit owners of the Stillwater complex to create the no-standing zone.

Division 10 councillor George Seymour said the whole community would see benefits from the change.

"A lot of people use that street to go to schools, the shops and the beach, so fixing up that intersection will improve safety," Cr Seymour said.

"In the end it is not just the residents who will benefit, the safety of other people using the street was also at risk."

Mr Clarkson said it was good to see the council respond to the petition with action that would remove the blind spot at the corner.

What will change:

Yellow line markings will be installed to show the no-standing zone

Parking will continue on Elizabeth St but not within the yellow zone



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