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8/07/2016 12:00 a.m.
The Ashburton District Council will form a working party to investigate parking issues in the central Ashburton business area.
The decision to form the group was made at the July 7 Service Delivery Committee meeting and a report and recommendations will be prepared for Council’s August meeting.
Ashburton District Council Community Relations Manager Vincie Billante said the working party will include Councillors Neil Brown (Chair), Russell Ellis and Donna Favel. The working group will include up to four members of the Ashburton CBD retailers’ group.
"We understand there are a number of concerns from the members of the Ashburton CBD retailers group and hope that this working group can bring together the ideas, concerns and considerations of all parties involved," Ms Billante said.
Council had previously resolved that car parking rates would move to 50cents per hour and would commence in July. That decision has been put on hold until this working party makes their recommendations to Council in August.
A petition about parking concerns was also presented by the Ashburton CBD retailers’ group at the July 7 meeting.