13 Jul 2011
Bacchus Marsh locals have been getting sick and tired of the parking issues that have been becoming a major issue for the centre of town.
At the moment there is a shortage of adequate parking in the centre of Bacchus Marsh and this has been causing motorists to just park out the front of the shop that they want to visit, which might be okay if there were only a couple of cars at a time, but our town is only getting busier and busier and it is starting to cause a safety concern.
Bacchus Marsh’s parking problems were highlighted last week, when it was reported that an illegal car parker crashed into a firefighter who was responding to a call at the time. This shows not only that illegal parking is dangerous and should be avoided, but also that Bacchus Marsh has a lack of car parks available (which forces some to park where they shouldn’t).
To help resolve the parking problems facing Bacchus Marsh, the Moorabool Council have announced that they will be undertaking a parking study which will look at street regulation, business parking needs and signage. The study should be finished in 3 to 4 months.
There has been a mention of a parking complex being built near Main Street, which local business would help fund.
Let’s hope that through the study, the Council can find some kind of solution to Bacchus Marsh’s parking dilemmas, whether it is a new car park or a different solution, because as Bacchus Marsh continues to grow our parking problems will just get worse.
What are your thoughts on parking in Bacchus Marsh?