Sunday, July 12, 2009

LOCAL ISSUE - Neerim Rd Carpark M/Beena

There are many local issues in our community that can have significant impact on residents and business's alike.

For over 40 years the small carpark (13 spaces) next to the toliets at the cnr of Neerim and M/beena rds has been used by shoppers as a short term carpark-
Although small it was an important asset for shoppers(many elderly) and traders alike in an increasingly vibrant area.

Until 2007 Glen Eira Council had an ongoing lease with Victrack(the owners) for a nominal rate. In 2007 a new lease at commercial rates was offered. Council disagreed
with this change and unfortunately the lease lapsed and the site has now reverted to an all day comuter carpark. This change has become fully effective in the last 6 mths with 2hr signs removed and is hurting small business's in the area.

I have requested that Council seek to re-enter into negotiations with VicTrack for a new lease(commercial or otherwise) that would return it to short-term parking.
Officers have raised this at a meeting last week and are awaiting a formal reply.

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