Glen Innes parking: New short term parking approved by council

New 15-minute parking zones have been created on Grey Street near local pharmacies.

It comes after pharmacies were delivering scripts to customers in their vehicles during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The zones, applicable to four parking spaces on the south side and three parking spaces on the north side of the Bourke Street / Grey Street roundabout, commenced on Friday.

These zones are applicable from 8:30am - 6.00pm, Monday - Friday and from 8:30am - 12:30pm on Saturdays.

In April Glen innes Severn Council received a request for short term parking near the two local pharmacies on Grey Street, to enable scripts to be easily picked up without leaving the vehicle.

The council contacted both local pharmacies and both suggested that designated short term parking would be beneficial.

Grey Street had short-term parking in the past, however this was not re-instated after the Grey Street upgrade.

Two short-term parking options were prepared by the council and were presented to the Glen Innes Severn Local Traffic Committee (LTC) for consideration.

The LTC then made a recommendation to council to install short term parking in Grey Street. The recommendation was approved by council at their meeting last month.