Motorists and shoppers in Bowral have more car parking options following the opening of Council’s newly expanded Wattle Street Car Park.
Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the refurbished and expanded car park was ideally situated in the town’s central business district.
“This car park will provide multiple benefits for Bowral,” the Mayor explained. “Not only will it help bring more customers into businesses, it will also provide safer and more convenient long-term parking for shoppers plus help remove cars off the streets.”
“It’s a great outcome for the retailers, residents and visitors to Bowral.”
Located at the intersection of Wattle Lane and Banyette Street in Bowral, the refurbished car park now provides parking for 98 vehicles. In addition to providing 41 additional car spaces, the car park also received new lighting, asphalt surfacing and landscaping.
Joining the Mayor at the opening of the free car park was Council’s Acting General Manager, Barry Paull.
“Easing traffic congestion in and around our Shire’s major towns is a reoccurring theme that our community consistently tell us they want action on,” he said.
“Along with our proposed traffic upgrades for Bowral, this car park is part of Council’s long-term vision to deliver on this request by driving more business into the township, removing cars off the main thoroughfare and reinvigorating the business district.”
“I commend all the staff involved on delivering this fabulous new asset for Bowral.”
The Wattle Street Car Park improvements were designed and delivered by Council staff and contractors at a cost of $955,000.