PARKING CHANGES: Paid parking will be scrapped in Maryborough from tomorrow and the council will review its parking system after a motion at yesterday's meeting. Timed parking will remain.
PARKING CHANGES: Paid parking will be scrapped in Maryborough from tomorrow and the council will review its parking system after a motion at yesterday's meeting. Timed parking will remain. Valerie Horton FRA280711parking1

Last remaining parking meter scrapped in CBD

AS OF today, paid parking in the Heritage City's CBD will be scrapped.

After concerns about the metered parking area in Maryborough's Bazaar St carpark were raised at last month's council meeting, the council undertook a review of parking in the city's business district.

Mayor George Seymour said he was pleased there would be no paid parking for the area for the first time in generations.

"That one spot in Bazaar St really stood out as being not appropriate,” Cr Seymour said.

"You still have timed parking and people can still be fined if they overstay, but we're doing a review to make sure we've got that right.

"If you're right in front of a newsagency, you want it to be 10-15 minutes, but elsewhere you want to have all-day parking.”

The only metered parking area remaining on the Fraser Coast is at the Hervey Bay Airport, which Cr Seymour said would not be scrapped.