I write about the lack of car parking spaces at the Venus Bay Shopping Precinct and have attached some photos which clearly demonstrate the need for additional parking around the shopping area.
These photos were taken mid-week on Wednesday, September 19 and the function that day at the Cavity Restaurant required most of the patrons to park some distance away on nature strips and side streets and walk to the venue.
This is repeated every time there is a function of any sort and indeed on most weekends just for normal trading hours.
The Bay Gourmet Food and Wine Store is now open and will be at full capacity by Melbourne Cup Weekend and the other traders are also suffering from the lack of parking spaces.
All the above relates to the non-holiday season so in the busy holiday season times, it becomes more problematic and chaotic. It results in being dangerous for pedestrians (especially children) who have to negotiate with parked cars or cars being parked on footpaths, nature strips and shared access pathways.
The council some time ago understood that this parking and the lack of parking space was a problem then and would get worse with the increased traffic coming to Venus Bay and surrounds, so in 2015 they purchased a double vacant block of land adjacent to the shopping area corner of Jupiter Boulevard and Centre Road.
This double block was designated by the council to be an extended car parking area for the shopping precinct.
This double block has sat idle since its purchase and the council has done nothing to commence or to progress the project in all that time.
One hopes the council gets moving quickly and completes the extended designated car parking area before there’s a serious accident resulting directly or indirectly from their inaction.
Douglas Don, Venus Bay.
Council must act on Venus Bay parking