Fast-growing city needs a good plan for car parking

FINDING a car park can often be a frustrating task.

Especially when you are forced to hunt for the one spot available on a busy street, or stake your claim in a shopping centre car park full of people vying for coveted spaces.

Unless you relish the challenge, parking under pressure is rarely a pleasurable experience.

This is why proper planning is a must to ensure the parking available meets the needs of a fast-growing city.

Ipswich City Council will hit the streets of the CBD next week to find out where people are parking and for how long.

The surveys will explore on- and off-street parking across the CBD, including Riverlink, Ipswich City Square, the medical precinct and Queens Park.

With Ipswich's population set to skyrocket in the coming years, it makes sense to examine the issues surrounding parking and work towards a plan that will make it convenient and accessible for residents and visitors.

The redevelopment of the CBD will have a huge impact on parking habits so it will be interesting to see how drivers are impacted.

It would be great to see plenty of parking available for office workers and shoppers to avoid showdowns to secure a spot.



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