Wodonga Council to introduce two-hour parking around city's senior secondary college to address neighbours' frustrations

Crowded parks: Car spots in Wodonga's Vermont Street are set to become time-limited as part of a shake-up in response to residents' concerns.

Crowded parks: Car spots in Wodonga's Vermont Street are set to become time-limited as part of a shake-up in response to residents' concerns.

TWO-hour parking limits will be implemented around the entrance to Wodonga Senior Secondary College.

Wodonga Council has opted to move from all-day car parking in Vermont Street and other nearby adjacent thoroughfares to Brockley Street in response to a petition raising concerns about safety and access.

It will also speak to the school about staff parking in other areas.

The limits are expected to start as soon as possible and will be reviewed after six months.

Meanwhile, a request by Westmont Aged Care residents to have the 80km/h speed limit on Baranduda Boulevard cut to 60km/h outside their homes has been rejected.

Councillor Ron Mildren said it would “create a credibility issue” with the wider speed limit system by lowering it to a 60km/h along a stretch of road which was largely undeveloped.

The council also decided this week not to upgrade McIntosh and Rapsey roads at Bonegilla after a petition concerned at their state.

Cr Mildren said the roads were being used as “rat runs” to avoid the 80km/h speed at the Bonegilla township and improving them would only foster that occurring.

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