TWT EXCLUSIVE – Here’s a sneak preview of what the proposed new Eastwood car park in Rowe Street East could look like.

Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale told The Weekly Times the local community consultation process will start today with residents, visitors and businesses of Eastwood invited to provide feedback by completing an online survey, which is available in English, Chinese and Korean.

He said the survey asks visitors and residents to detail their purposes for visiting Eastwood town centre, their accessibility needs and how they normally travel to Eastwood, while businesses are asked about the needs of their business and customers. 

The community will also be asked to provide comment on the proposed design concepts for the new short stay car park, which is located on the east side of Rowe Street, within the famous Korean business district. 

“The feedback we receive during this consultation process will enable Council to deliver on its promise to bring shoppers back to Eastwood and revitalise the local economy,” Mayor Laxale said. 

“In 10 months this Council has achieved what others haven’t in 10 years and this new short stay car park will be the biggest increase in public parking spaces in Eastwood in nearly 50 years.”

The survey will help the City of Ryde identify the needs and expected usages of the new short stay car park.

The Weekly Times recently and exclusively announced that the City of Ryde has committed to build a new multi-storey short stay car park on the current car park site at 53-71 Rowe Street, Eastwood. 

“I know that providing parking in Eastwood is essential and well overdue,” Mayor Laxale added. 

Apart from the online survey, the City of Ryde will also engage with Eastwood business groups as part of the consultation process on the short stay car park. 

All feedback on the new short stay car park must be received by Sunday 23 September 2018.