The Consultation for this strategy runs until Friday 16 October 2020. Following public feedback on the strategy and design modification outcomes, it is anticipated that a prioritised approach to park improvements will occur over the coming two to three years. Some parking modifications near Boundless playground will commence as early as November 2020.
The closing of the road to motor traffic will remove the commuter through traffic in the Park and enable a cycle path route away from RG Menzies Walk.
The proposal includes accommodation for an overall increase of up to 50 car parking spaces. The existing parking scattered along Wendouree Drive is proposed to be relocated to centralised car parking bays at each end of the Park. This will assist with better traffic management and purpose build facilities to address the growing need of parking within the area. Accessible parking has also been adjusted and allows for additional spaces within the park.
Accessible parking is located in three areas. A group of accessible car park spaces at the turnaround near the end of the bridge to the Carillon; another group is near Boundless playground and a third group in the car park near Blundells Cottage.
The distance is approximately 350 metres.
The distance is approximately 740 metres.
Currently there are two coach spaces near the bridge to the National Carillon and none at Blundells Cottage.
The proposal provides one coach space near the National Carillon and one at Blundells Cottage. The coach spaces are for drop off and pick up only and coaches are to move off after drop off and park elsewhere, which is what they currently do.
Yes, a car drop off bay is proposed at the road turnaround near the bridge to the National Carillon.
The proposal includes a raised crossing and cars and cyclist would be required to slow down.
Given the short stay nature of these parking areas for recreational and visitor use, the NCA intends to keep the parking bays as 2 hour free parking. This arrangement may need be assessed at the completion of these works to enable the best parking arrangements to encourage increased park use.