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Restricted parking times coming soon to Roma CBD

SOON you will have to time how long it takes you to do your shopping in Roma CBD.

Restricted parking will be introduced, the speed limit will be dropped, pedestrian crossings changed and a new toilet block will be built.

In the coming months, motorists will face possible fines if they park for longer than three hours in the centre of town which will include to the north until Bungil St, to the south until Mayne St, to the east until Charles St and to the west until Feather St.

The controversial decision was made by Maranoa Regional Council in August 2013 in an effort to reduce congestion and meet the needs of shoppers.

The final date when restricted parking will be introduced has not been set, but it will include an amnesty month where motorists won't be fined.

The restricted parking is part of a multi-phased plan to rejuvenate and improve the town's CBD.

Councillor Cameron O'Neil said the less employees parking on the main streets meant the more spaces for shoppers.

"Committee members studied a parking audit undertaken by council and felt that the volume of long term parking being taken by employees of businesses operating in the CBD could be reduced," Cr O'Neil said.

Residents can expect to see the speed limit decreased "within weeks" to 40kmh.

Topics:  cbd, council, maranoa, parking, roma


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