Parking woes fixed at hospital

Carparks have been created for tradespeople working on the cancer centre. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN
Nanjing Night Net

TRADIES working on the $65 million Albury-Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre have had a temporary carparking compound created for them.

The area fronting Borella Road has eased the concerns of local residents and businesses which were forced to compete with workers on the cancer centre for parking spots.

Albury Council has fenced off part of the road reserve in front of the cancer centre construction site.

Tradies were previously taking up all-day parking areas in the service road in front of the Borella Road shopping strip.

They were also occupying parking allotted for Albury Wodonga Health staff members in Keene Street.

Providing parking for workers was part of the original development application for the cancer centre project and head contractor Hansen Yuncken will remediate the newly created area when completed.

Mayor Kevin Mack said council had responded to concerns about parking raised by businesses and residents around the hospital.

“As someone who lives in that area there are certainly now a lot more available spaces in that service road at peak times,” he said.

“It has taken some pressure off in that respect, but also the staff parking areas.

“There are up to 50 vehicles in that area on any given day.”

Cr Mack said the council undertook traffic surveys before agreeing to create the compound.

“Initially we didn’t think it was that bad,” he said.

“But the people who live around there and have businesses in and around there said it was.

More than 100 tradies are working on the cancer centre most days with the project not expected to be completed until next year.

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