ALBURY Police is requesting an additional parking spot on Olive Street to enable quicker response times.
The request has been made for a fifth spot at the front of the station to Albury Council via its local traffic committee.
Police also have three parks in Swift Street near the exit and entry gates to the back of the station.
Concern was raised by Sen-Constable Nick Fahy at the most recent traffic committee meeting about sight distances when vehicles were exiting the internal carpark if cars were parked in the police allocated spaces on Swift Street.
Committee chairman Cr Graham Docksey said consideration was being given to a re-jig of the existing two angle spaces and one parallel park in Swift Street with the creation of an extra parallel park.
“There is no change to the overall number,” he said.
“It is just a re-configuration.
“They have full manning at the moment and what they need is an extra vehicle at the front so they can respond a lot quicker.
“From my point of view it makes sense.
“Discussions have been under way for some period of time.
“There has been some talk about the in gate and the out gate on to Swift Street.”
The council has to approve any changes to parking arrangements.
Cr Docksey wouldn’t be drawn into the debate about an additional police station in Albury given the station was at full capacity.
“There is always a need for more police and always a need for a diversifying of stations,” Cr Docksey said.
“But that is not a council decision.
“It is a government decision.”
Meanwhile, the works slated for a section of the Riverina Highway will take place before Christmas with a start expected from October 7.
NSW Roads and Maritime Services confirmed the start time on the works between Lake Hume Resort and Bethanga Bridge.
Works included guard rail improvements.