No more restricted parking near uni: council

Wollongong City Council has no plans to extend parking restrictions on streets around the University of Wollongong, despite residents complaining about students leaving cars parked there all day.

Keiraville, Gwynneville and North Wollongong residents have become increasingly frustrated at students' cars clogging the roads.

Some streets, such as parts of Robsons Road, have limits on time and what side of the street cars can park, as well as marked bays.

But Murphys Avenue, the streets between it and Gipps Road (split between Gwynneville and Keiraville) and Porter Street and Railway Crescent, near North Wollongong Railway Station, are lined with cars using the free street parking for most of the day.

A council spokesman said the situation was being monitored.

"Council is constantly appraising the parking in areas of high demand. At present council does not have plans to extend restrictions."

He said residents' parking schemes, such as permits, were regularly suggested for the area, but it did not meet strict Roads and Maritime Services criteria.

Council's parking rangers conducted a campaign with UOW during the first week of semester to monitor traffic offences and continue to patrol the area.

UOW student Davy Conacher, who parks several blocks away and then walks. Picture: ROBERT PEET

UOW student Davy Conacher, who parks several blocks away and then walks. Picture: ROBERT PEET

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