Parking categories changing

MOTORISTS can expect to see some changes to parking areas in the Airlie Beach main street with a parking re-shuffle set to take place once new signs arrive.

The changes will see seven more one-hour parking bays made available simply by changing signage and rearranging parking time limits.

Disabled drivers will also gain one extra parking spot when a single taxi bay near Hibiscus Lodge in the main street is converted.

Thirty minute parking bays have been deemed ineffective by council and will be changed to 15 minute parking areas to ensure quick turnover.

This parking re-shuffle comes after Whitsunday Transit owner Sel Murray spoke to council about the issues his company experienced because loading zones also allowed two minute drop-off parking in the main street.

There will be exclusive loading zones made available to ease the problem for trucks unloading.

Council said this was only a temporary measure until the main street development plan was introduced.

It is unknown when the new signs will arrive.

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