Maitland Councillor Phillip Penfold is pushing for a temporary carpark at Greenhills East Maitland to be turned into a permanent fixture.

The 130 lot carpark is currently being used by workers for the revamp of the Stockland shopping centre, and has all the necessary drainage, guttering and asphalt to be permanent.

“The council a year or so ago organised a temporary carpark to be established for the construction of Stockland Greenhills – that will come to an end in a years time and they’ve done a great job with a field carpark and care of the drainage so that should be removed according to the agreement but I’d like to see that retained,” said Phillip Penfold.

The license for the carpark expires in August 2018.

Phillip Penfold believes that with pedestrian crossings already available on Chisholm Road and Molly Morgan Drive, the space would be perfect for staff parking for those working in the new shopping centre.

“I would like to see us enter into a commercial agreement with someone as we move forward so that carparking can be retained and so the people of Maitland have as much available carpark on site at Stockland and at the Private Hospital,” said Phillip Penfold.