Two-hour parking will be enforced between 8am – 5pm every day in Maple Street, Myrtle Street, Bicentenary Lane, Coral Street, Fig Street, Teak Street, Willow Lane and Lawyer Street

Two-hour parking will be enforced between 8am – 5pm every day in Maple Street, Myrtle Street, Bicentenary Lane, Coral Street, Fig Street, Teak Street, Willow Lane and Lawyer Street

The two-hour parking time limit in the business district of Maleny has been regulated to improve accessibility for residents, visitors and businesses.

The two-hour time limit has been in place for many years, however until this time has been self-regulated, relying on motorists to ensure they don’t overstay the limit.

Council started an education campaign in August 2017 to advise motorists, and commenced regulating the two-hour parking areas this month.

As a part of the education program, council officers visited each business in the area and distributed hundreds of parking fact sheets to shops and the Visitor Information Centre.

New two-hour parking signage has also been installed throughout the relevant streets.

Division 5 Councillor, Jenny McKay, encouraged motorists to be mindful of the two-hour limit.

“The business district of Maleny has long been a two-hour parking zone, with signage at each entrance to the area,” Cr McKay said.

“However over time, locals and business owners have found that motorists were long overstaying the time limit, significantly impacting on the availability of parking for visitors and shoppers in the area.”

Maleny Commerce president Spencer Shaw said adequate parking and regular turnover was vital to support the Maleny business community.

“Having council support to regulate parking in the Maleny business district will be a huge help and we appreciate the business and community’s support in adhering to the two-hour parking limit.”

A workshop involving invited representatives of community groups, business and industry organisations, government agencies and Council, to examine the management of unlawful parking of vehicles on road verges in the region, will be held on February 12.