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Changes made for yachties

MEMBERS of the Whitsunday sailing community were initially outraged when four hour parking restrictions were introduced at the Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) last month, but it's not all bad for people living on boats.

Boat owners who live on Pioneer Bay can apply for annual parking permits to stay longer than the four hour period.

But there are a number of boxes which live-on-boat owners must tick in order to entitle them to the annual permit.

People attending regattas and special events, like training courses, can also apply for permits to park outside the four hour period during these events.

Social members of the club must adhere to the four hour parking restrictions. At this stage no fines have been issued at the Whitsunday Sailing Club.

Warnings have been handed out, and Council will start to issue fines in the next fortnight.

The new car parking limits have increased the number of car parking spaces available by prohibited campervans and other vehicles that had been previously using the sailing club car park for extensive periods of time.

Regatta and temporary parking permit

  • WSC issues parking permits to people participating in the regattas or other events.
  • People and trainers will be issued with parking permits via WSC.

Annual permit conditions

  • Moorings paid to Department of Transport
  • Owners need to apply at the sailing club for a permit to park.
  • Owners need to demonstrate the boat is their primary place of residence
  • The Whitsunday Sailing club issues permit to boat owners

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