Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Change Could Cost Ratepayers Dearly

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Change Could Cost Ratepayers Dearly

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Byline: Lachlan Thompson lachlan.thompson@dailyexaminer.com.au

TODAY at the Maclean Council Chambers the Valley's elect will talk about switching Prince St from reverse angle parking to nose-in.

At the request of the chamber, Clarence Valley Council staff have prepared a report detailing some of the challenges the idea faces.

Of course it will come at a cost to the ratepayer.

And the report said the "blisters" or garden beds that protrude into the road would have to be realigned.

This is because if the council decides to switch to nose-in parking, all the spaces will have to be rotated by 90 degrees.

The report prepared by the council's director of works, Troy Anderson, alluded to "a plan showing the potential reshaping of blisters in the section of Prince St between Fitzroy and Pound Sts, which would require the demolition of large portions of the existing blisters and pouring of new kerb".

"There would be an alternate option of reshaping the existing blisters and minimising demolition works, but this would result in removing a significant number of parking spaces," the report said. …

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