Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman MP, is calling on Bankstown City Council to listen to local residents and businesses and address traffic issues on Gordon Parker Street, Revesby.
At a community meeting on Saturday, Mr Coleman heard from residents of nearby streets who felt unsafe turning into Gordon Parker Street due to parked cars blocking their view.
“Parking on Gordon Parker Street is severely limiting visibility at present,” Mr Coleman said.
“The parked cars also make the road quite narrow, forcing drivers to cross lanes and drive on the wrong side of the road.
“The sensible solution is to allow parking on the grassed area on the other side of the street. Doing this would solve the visibility problem, and would not reduce the total amount of parking spaces available on the street”.
The grassed area is currently a no-parking zone.
“More than one hundred local residents have signed a petition calling on Council to act. On behalf of them, I will be calling on Council to take action to address this safety issue, with the changes being implemented as soon as possible”, Mr Coleman said.