Maitland Council has put forward a new plan to tackle parking issues in the city centre, allowing workers to use off-street parking and saving popular spots for short-term visitors.

The report comes following a survey in which respondents complained works in the Levee redevelopment had led to a loss of spaces and that parking restrictions were not strongly enforced.

The Central Maitland Parking Study Draft Report was released on Thursday, encouraging council to emphasise short-term parking spaces to increase visitor turnover in the city.

The plan also suggested reducing the amount of paid parking while keeping fees at the same rate, as well as forcing new developments to provide adequate parking for their own demand.

The public have until the 11th of April to add their thoughts at

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