Senior Citizens parking permits reinstated

Ballarat City Council has reinstated a parking permit zone for the Ballarat Senior Citizens Club.

Mayor Cr Ben Taylor said 17 free parks would be designated for the club in the Little Bridge Street car park.

The permit zone will be from 9am until 3.30pm, permits will be attached to a specific vehicle registration and will not be transferrable.

“After reviewing the concerns of the club we felt the return of some free parking was warranted to allow people to be able to access the activities on offer at the Ballarat Senior Citizens Club,” Cr Taylor said.

“The Smarter Parking Plan will constantly be reviewed and if we think there are specific areas of concern we will address it – as we have with the Senior Citizens Club.”

Cr Taylor also refuted online claims that motorists can end other people’s parking sessions.

“The parking meters do not have the technology to allow people to end other people’s parking sessions. They can’t even end their own sessions – the time just runs out.

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