20 April 2017
As part of his commitment to fight for the needs of the Glass House community, Member for Glass House Andrew Powell MP has lent his support to a petition calling on Council to provide additional disability parking in Maleny.
Mr Powell is working with Principal Petitioner, Kodi Hohn of Kashmiah Hair, in requesting the Council to provide more disability parking at the top end of Maple Street on the southern side.
“Maple Street currently has five disability parking spaces in the middle precinct that all have reasonable access to a pedestrian crossing allowing people with mobility issues quick access to businesses in the centre of the Maple Street business strip”, Mr Powell said.
“Unfortunately there is only one disability park at the top end of Maple Street and being on the northern side, makes it extremely difficult for people with mobility issues to get to the town centre”.
“I see firsthand every day out the front of my office the struggle people have trying to cross the road at the top end where there is no crossing, or trying to make their way to a crossing which is a considerable distance”, Mr Powell added.
Mr Powell said the old Maleny Police Station is an ideal location for disability parking now the existing loading zone is no longer required. It would provide a safe, flat and accessible area to have dedicated disability parking on the southern side of Maple Street and this is what the petition is requesting from the Council.
“The petition will be available for signing at my office, at Kashmiah Hair (43 Maple Street) or at the Maleny Community Centre (23 Maple Street) until the end of May,” Mr Powell concluded.
[ENDS] 20 April 2017
Photo attached – Andrew Powell with Kodi and Kyowa from Kashmiah Hair