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Centre of the universe has parking problems

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The Rural City of Wangaratta (a.k.a the Centre of the Universe) is maintaining the stupidity with a review into parking in the CBD.

You see, they have every car parking space metred by the hour and the workers have been forced to park long distances from their work place, and often at popular visitor stops such as Merriwa and Apex parks and Sydney Beach. Now we can’t have visitor parking interfered with during the working week, can we?

A major dream put forward in the Rural City of Wangaratta 2030 Community Vision is for a car-free CBD, with multi-deck parking on the outer edges of the city which are serviced by regular shuttle buses.

Can you imagine young mum’s with a few kids, or your aging mother with her walking frame, doing the weekly shop in the City of Wank shopping centre? That is a guaranteed way to chase both shoppers and shopkeepers to another town.

If they want multi level car parks and the economic benefits of shoppers being able to park in the CBD itself, they could convert the Joint Government Centre (with it’s council chambers) and the site of the now demolished Town Hall and all of their problems will be solved.

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Written by Greg Naylor

13 June 2008 at 9:14 pm

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