ESSENDON ELECTORATE CAR PARKING

Mr PEARSON – Members of my community have expressed their concerns about the introduction of paid parking to the City of Moonee Valley. This decision will have a significant impact on sporting precincts in my electorate. It will also result in commuter vehicles not parking in major streets like Woodland Street in Strathmore and instead parking in residential side streets. This decision by council in the guise of a trial has not come about by community consultation or by a political mandate; it has been a decision made hastily by the council. This decision will have a profound impact upon my community, and I ask that this decision be reversed.