Woolies carpark “dangerous”

CONCERN about the new layout of the New Norfolk Woolworths car park was expressed at tonight’s meeting of the Derwent Valley Council. New line markings have been painted in readiness for the expected opening of McDonald’s next week.

Councillor Wayne Shoobridge said the car park now looked dangerous. Following the reorganisation it is no longer possible to drive in a straight line between the Burnett St and Charles St entrances. Cr Shoobridge said there were blindspots in the new layout. Cr Judy Bromfield agreed, describing the situation as very bad, particularly when the car park was busy. Mayor Martyn Evans said he would investigate.

Earlier this year, the council approved the construction of the McDonald’s Restaurant in the Burnett and George St corner of the supermarket car park. This has reduced the number of spaces available for car parking and the impact was felt soon after the building works commenced, with busy times encountered more often than in the past.

Earlier in tonight’s meeting, Cr Evans noted that the new McDonald’s had created about 75 jobs, many for young people.

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