Parking system improvements

Improvements will be made to Burnie City Council’s new parking voucher system following community feedback.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “New parking voucher machines were recently installed in Wilson Street outside the Post Office and Council’s City Offices. The installation of these new meters has caused some confusion amongst members of the public, and Council has taken steps to address this.”

“Council has made a commitment to upgrade the city’s parking equipment and install technology that reduces maintenance and operating costs. Replacement parts for the previous types of meters is becoming harder to find as they are no longer being supplied, which is why Council has replaced these meters with the new voucher machines.”

“Council has reviewed the community’s feedback regarding the voucher system and as a result we will be making some improvements.”

 These improvements include:

  • More instructions will be placed on the machines in order to make them easier to understand;
  • For consistency, parking times in the vicinity of the Post Office will be 30 minutes, and 1 hour for parks near the Council’s City Offices;
  • Voucher machines will be moved to reduce the distance between car spaces;
  • Single meters will also be installed for each disability park;
  • Parking vouchers will be able to be used at other on-street meters where the same rate applies. If drivers have time left on their voucher, they will be able to park in another on-street meter for the duration of their voucher by simply keeping their voucher clearly displayed.

People can find out more about the new voucher system by visiting www.burnie.net

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net