Community engagement extended for Warragul Parking Study

Published on 21 May 2020

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Community consultation for the Warragul Parking Study has been extended to Wednesday 10 June to accommodate three redesigned online-only community workshops and allow more time for the community to have their say.

The original consultation period was set to take place from 27 February to 30 April and involve four face-to-face community workshops at the Warragul Goods Shed.

Given the current COVID-19 social distancing requirements, Council has extended the consultation period and moved the community workshops to an online-only format.

Online workshops

Three online community workshops will now be held:

These online workshops are open to all community members and will be a great platform to openly discuss the key options up for consideration regarding parking in the Warragul CBD. There will be plenty of time for questions and a chance to provide feedback too.

Registrations are essential and can be made online via the Eventbrite website (links above).

The workshops are being held to complement the 22-questions survey currently open to all residents. The survey and community workshops form the first stage of the five-stage consultation process.

Have your say

For full details about the Warragul Parking Study or to provide your feedback via the online/print-copy survey, please visit www.bawbawshire.vic.gov.au/WarragulParkingStudy

This consultation opportunity has been extended until Wednesday 10 June 2020.

Next steps

Following the consultation period, Council Officers will consolidate all feedback collected. An update will be provided to the community on the outcomes.

To ensure fair and adequate representation of various community views and input, an independent panel will also be recruited. The panel will comprise of a representative cross section of the community and assist to provide recommendations to Council about parking in Warragul. Registration for the panel will be open in early June. Following appointment, Council officers will work with the panel to deliberate recommendations for parking in Warragul, including a potential funding model.

A final recommendation will be presented to Council for decision at a Council meeting to be held in September 2020.

Any enquiries can be directed to Council’s Infrastructure Delivery team on 1300 229 229 or by email at parking@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Danny Goss

“This consultation period unknowingly kicked off right before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, rendering the prior-planned face-to-face community workshops redundant. In order to ensure we hear from as many people as possible about this important project, we’ve redesigned the workshops to an online format and extended the overall feedback period by six weeks. We know parking in Warragul is a hot topic, that’s why we strongly encourage anyone interested in this project to register for one of the online workshops and get involved in the conversation.”

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