Anti Parking Meter Campaign

The Coogee Chamber of Commerce played an active part in the recent campaign against Parking Meters being installed in the local beach and business areas.

The Randwick City Council under pressure from public and business submissions, has rescinded all decisions to implement such a plan.

The following is a copy of the resolution from Randwick Mayor – Murray Matson – unanimously passed at the Extraordinary Meeting of Randwick City Council held on Tuesday, August 16th, 2005:

MAYOR’S MINUTE 110/2005 –

RESCINDING RESOLUTION TO IMPLEMENT THE MAROUBRA BEACH,
THE UNIVERSITY, THE HOSPITAL, COOGEE BEACH AND THE CLOVELLY PARKING METER
PRECINCTS. (F2004/07401)
RESOLUTION: (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that Councillors consider the public submissions received on the five identified parking meter precincts and resolve that the resolution of the 26 April 2005 contained in the Director of City Services� Report 29/2005 be rescinded and Council abandon and reject the implementation of the Maroubra Beach, the University, the Prince of Wales Hospital, Coogee Beach and Clovelly Beach parking meter precincts.

MOTION: (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) CARRIED � SEE RESOLUTION.

(Note: This resolution was carried unanimously by Council.)

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A major highlight of the successful “No Meters” campaign was a rally held on Coogee Beach where the public formed a giant “NO” on Coogee’s golden sands. The following is a press photo of the event which is a contender for a “Guiness Book of Records” acknowledgment.

no to parking meters

(From “The Daily Telegraph” Sydney- Mon. August 8th 2005 – Picture: Gary Ramage)

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