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Council extends warning period for Springfield commuters

Cars parked on nature strips around Springfield Central Train Station.
Cars parked on nature strips around Springfield Central Train Station.

UPDATE: IPSWICH City Council has decided to extend a warning period for commuters parking on grass areas around Springfield Central Train Station.

In a statement released today the council said they have "agreed to extend a warning period to park and ride travellers who insist upon parking illegally at Springfield Central Station."

CEO Sean Madigan said the plan to warn motorists came in response to safety concerns from nearby Springfield Anglican College, and the safety of children remained the absolute paramount concern.

"As I said in a recent statement, council's main concern at this point is the safety of children and road users. For that reason, we are continuing to ask people to do the right thing," Mr Madigan said.

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RIPLEY commuter Lisa Vaaulu says she shouldn't be punished for a lack of car parks at Springfield Central Train Station.

She has written to the Ipswich City Council asking for them to sort out an alternative parking solution and started a petition.

This comes as Orion Springfield Central management say commuters are not welcome in their car park after the council confirmed they had issued warnings to more than 100 motorists parked on grassed areas around the station.

"Sort alternative car parking out for an issue that is beyond our control instead of fining us for an issue that is not ours," Ms Vaaulu wrote to the council.

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