TIME FOR ACTION: Mooloolaba needs more car parking.
TIME FOR ACTION: Mooloolaba needs more car parking. Nicholas Falconer

LETTER OF THE DAY: Ratepayers deserve Mooloolaba action

I REFER to Shane's letter, Parking Danger, (Daily, December 30).

Shane points out the dangerous parking of cars and trucks on Muraban St, Mooloolaba. They have little choice but to park on yellow lines and get booked, unless it is a Coles truck that apparently has special parking rights allowing them not to be booked.

A few metres down the road is a 200-capacity, ground-level car park, resumed in 1992 for future parking. Twenty-two years have passed and nothing of any consequence has been done to improve parking in this area.

By now the site should be a 1000-capacity, multi-storey car park and nothing less.

When will our mayor and councillors do something about this outrageous parking situation? If they do nothing, the time is fast approaching when the

voters should and will at the next election.

The situation is disgraceful and unfair to motorists. Why also are the retailers and/or chamber of commerce not shouting from the rooftops?

Here we have a mayor, crowing about the new city at Maroochydore, which has enormous parking problems and no apparent plans to fix them, who can't fix the one at Mooloolaba.

Mayor Jamieson, take your head out of the sand and do something. Take less time being a journalist and do the job you were elected to do.

A. G. THORNTON

Buderim


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