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9 July 2024

Share your view: 52 new parking spaces proposed for Bogangar

Hastings Road car park proposal now open for community feedback

Proposed carpark at Hastings Road, Bogangar will add 52 spaces, enhancing convenience for the growing community.

Aerial view of the proposed car park site on the vacant block at Hastings Road, Bogangar, NSW. This development will offer 52 parking spaces, significantly enhancing accessibility for the community.

Council is seeking community feedback on plans to build a new ground level car park in Hastings Road at Bogangar, providing an additional 52 parking spaces for the popular Tweed Coast village.

The new car park is proposed to be built on Council-owned land beside the children’s centre in Hastings Road – just south of the back entrance to Woolworths supermarket.

The site has long been designated for use as a car park, with initial concept plans for a multi-level car park dating back to 2005. However, at the recent Council meeting in May 2024, Councillors agreed to pursue a ground-level option at an estimated cost of up to $400,000, supporting this over the alternative of a 4-level carpark at a cost of more than $11 million. 

The proposed ground level car park will provide 52 parking spaces, with key safety features including lighting in the centre bay, a prohibition on overnight parking, a shared pedestrian zone with clear signage, and a maximum speed limit of 10 km/h.

Manager Roads and Stormwater Danny Rose called on local residents and businesses to provide their feedback on the proposed new car park.

“Bogangar is one of the Tweed Coast’s most popular destinations for visitors and residents and has grown significantly over the past 20 years,” Mr Rose said.

“The proposed new car park should go a long way towards helping to ease parking pressures in the centre, particularly in summer when the beaches are spectacular and the cafes are thriving. 

“We have been speaking to adjacent business owners, neighbours and community representatives on the car park design over the past year, as we have investigated public parking in the area and worked through options. However, there's still an opportunity for the community to provide additional feedback.

"We believe this project will significantly enhance community access for Cabarita Beach and Bogangar, and your input will help us ensure it meets community needs."

Council has actively engaged with key stakeholders on this issue including neighbouring property owners, tenants, and key community stakeholders, including the Cabarita Progressive Business Association, Cabarita Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Lions Club of Cabarita Beach Pottsville Beach Inc, and the Cabarita Beach Bogangar Residents Association Inc. 

Council thoroughly assessed future parking needs, ensuring plans align with Developer Contribution Plan No. 23, which funds this initiative.

The landscaping strategy incorporates a permeable soil cell system to promote tree health and protect infrastructure assets. Species such as Watergums, Lilly Pilly and Red Cottonwood will be introduced for their shade capabilities and minimal maintenance requirements.

Visit yoursaytweed.com.au/caba-public-car-park to review the design plan and landscaping overview. Please complete a short survey by Sunday 4 August 2024.

Your valuable input will play a key role in finalising the project proposal for the Engineering Sub-Portfolio Board ensuring thorough consideration of engineering details and financial impacts. 

Proposed Car Park Site on Hastings Road, Bogangar, NSW: The new development will feature 52 parking spaces, enhancing convenience and accessibility for the local community

Future Site of the proposed car park on Hastings Road, Bogangar. This vacant area is set to transform into a convenient parking space, significantly enhancing accessibility for both locals and visitors.


Photo 1: Proposed car park site on Hastings Road, Bogangar
Caption: Aerial view of proposed car park site on Hastings Road, Bogangar, NSW. This development will provide 52 parking spaces, improving accessibility.

Photo 2: Future Site of the proposed car park on Hastings Road, Bogangar
Caption: This vacant area is set to transform into a convenient parking space, significantly enhancing accessibility for both locals and visitors.

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Tweed Shire Council wishes to acknowledge the Ngandowal and Minyungbal speaking people of the Bundjalung Country, in particular the Goodjinburra, Tul-gi-gin and Moorung – Moobah clans, as being the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters within the Tweed Shire boundaries. Council also acknowledges and respects the Tweed Aboriginal community’s right to speak for its Country and to care for its traditional Country in accordance with its lore, customs and traditions.
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