More paid parking meters to be installed in Byron Bay
FOUR hour and all day parking meters will installed and operational in Byron Bay's town centre from this weekend.
Byron Shire Council's transport and traffic planner, Simon Bennett, said the final machines will be installed in the outer-lying areas of the pay parking area.
Areas include along the beachfront at Lawson St, through to Massinger St, down to the end of Jonson St and along Shirley St (east of Milton St), north side of Somerset St and Butler St (to Somerset St).
Butler Street Reserve has also been opened and will provide parking between 6am-1am daily.
Mr Bennett said time limits in the outer-lying residential areas adjoining the pay parking area would also have either a two or four-hour time limit restriction put in place.
"The new time limits in residential areas are being put in place to help ensure residential amenity and to stop these areas becoming packed with parked cars," he said.
"Residents who live in the time limited residential streets will receive in their letterbox a permit to display on their dashboard and a letter explaining how the permit will work.
"Basically, their car or visitor's car will be exempt from the time limit introduced and allow them to continue to park all day, as per normal."
All day parking is available along Lawson St east of Middleton St, the east side of Middleton St and around the bowling club and primary school and the southern end of Jonson St.
Lawson St car parks North and South will also become all day parking.
For more information on Byron Bay's new pay parking scheme visit www. byron.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 811 942.