High Street’s new car park now open

Published on 05 July 2024

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The car park at 34 High Street is now open, with 84 additional car parking spaces in the heart of Mansfield’s central business district.

The asphalt carpark features two designated parking bays for people with a disability. It will be landscaped and offer a country feel, with grass and trees. The carpark has been fitted with solar lighting and pre-fitted electrical conduit, for future electric vehicle charging.

Mayor Cr Steve Rabie said he was thrilled to open the carpark.

“This Council purchased the land for this carpark in 2021 for $1.3m,” said Cr Rabie.

“Parking has always been an issue and our community needs to be able to access services and businesses. Our business community also needs to ensure people can get in and out of the district easily.

“We consulted heavily on the design of the carpark, speaking to the community as well as to the neighbouring businesses. As a result, we’ve prioritised access and safety for pedestrians from Erril Street, connecting with existing paths at the High Street and Collopy Street intersections.

“We purchased a laneway on Collopy Street to achieve the community’s needs for the finalisation of the design.

“We heard our community wanted to make sure driving was safe and easy, so access to the car park is from High Street with the exit onto Collopy Street, in a one-way direction,” said Cr Rabie.

“The purchase of this large block of more than 3,200 square metres reflects our commitment to growing sustainably through strategic development.

“I couldn’t be happier to see how Council’s decisions – to purchase the block and then to consult on how the community would find it safest and most accessible, are now going to provide our locals with the free parking space they need to access services and do business in the heart of town,” said Cr Rabie.