MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council will investigate the balance of time-restricted and unrestricted parking in the Octavia Street, Mornington car park after 202 people signed a petition called for free staff parking.
The petition, which will be submitted to council tonight (Tuesday 17 October) is asking for unlimited car parking in the form of a parking permit for staff of businesses on Main Street.
The Mornington major activity centre parking precinct plan that was adopted by council on 4 May 2021 investigated current and anticipated future parking demand within the Mornington activity centre and provided recommendations to improve the management of parking in the short, medium and long term.
However, the mayor Cr Steve Holland said the plan, which included community consultation and the establishment of a stakeholder reference group with traders, did not identify a shortfall in the staff parking.
Holland said the council was happy to work with businesses on the issue and take another look at the balance of time-restricted and unrestricted parking in Octavia Street, which runs parallel to Main Street.