I have recently returned from a trip to your beautiful city, where I attended the Southern Stars concert at WIN Entertainment Centre. My granddaughter was one of the performers and we had to drop her there an hour and a half prior to the 7.30pm performance.
Even arriving that long before the actual show opened we were not able to find a parking space within a reasonable distance to the venue - there were dozens of cars parked on the grass verges so we joined them.
Following dinner and the amazing show we all returned to find infringement notices for $110 on our cars.
My question is, if there are facilities in Wollongong which can, and do, attract huge audiences, why is there so little parking?
This was a family-oriented evening and was attended by thousands.
Did the council really need to adhere to the letter of the law and penalise so many relatives of the 3000 school student performers?
It seems to me that council's actions were in poor taste in the circumstances, and that audiences should be encouraged to attend these events, not penalised because there has been a lack of foresight to provide adequate parking facilities.