Space for ambulance
Space may be reserved for ambulances to access a medical clinic at the rear of the Clocktower Building in Woy Woy.
Markings stating "Keep Clear - Emergency Vehicles Only" may be painted in the carpark near the rear pedestrian ramp at the foot of the building.
A request for the removal of parking near the ramp has been made to Gosford Council by the managing real estate agent.
A report from Gosford Council's Traffic Committee stated that the ramp, located within the council car park, provided access to the medical centre.
The agent had asked that the ramp be kept clear of parked vehicles to ensure that "unimpeded access is available for ambulances and invalid patients".
The committee has now recommended the provision of the "Emergency Vehicles Only" marking.
Council officers have also resolved to meet with the NSW Ambulance Service and Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) to discuss the reason for an "Ambulance Only" parking zone on Railway St, Woy Woy.
It was brought to the committee's attention that an Ambulance Only parking zone had recently been signposted at the Railway St frontage of the council car park.
The committee report stated that it had "no prior knowledge" of the Ambulance Only parking zone, and that the zone may not be required if ambulance access was also to be provided within the car park.
If this was the case, council would make arrangements to restore one hour parking to the area.
Council agenda TR.07.075, 4 Sep 2007
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