The state government has not answered questions surrounding the impact of the new bus interchange on parking in Lydiard Street.
Residents understand the interchange – which will be located on Lydiard Street North until a permanent interchange is funded, planned and built – will lead to the loss of at least 23 carparks along the residential strip.
Business owner Peter Wills said this could have a significant impact on his business and could lead to traffic chaos. Another business owner, Greg Honeyman said “buses would be constantly pulling out into traffic”.
“Then the railway gates close and there will be a stream of buses… further clogging up traffic. The impact on the several businesses in the street will be severe,” he said. PTV will make recommendations to council regarding future parking.