Redland City Council has allocated four additional car parking spaces dedicated to car sharing at the Redland Bay Marina.
Mayor Karen Williams said council was pleased to have been facilitating car share at the busy marina since 2020.
“The service has proven to be popular, and council has increased the number of car sharing spaces from eight to 12 from today (June 15) to cater for increased demand,” she said.
“The additional spaces will give more Southern Moreton Bay Island residents the opportunity to access a conveniently located mainland vehicle close to the ferry terminal for short-term hire.
Cr Williams said the scheme allowed island residents who infrequently visited the mainland to have convenient access to a vehicle without having to worry about the overheads associated with ownership.
“Council acknowledges that the introduction of car share at Weinam Creek has assisted with improving car parking options and is actively reviewing the current arrangements in anticipation of increasing the number of car share spaces and working with the current operator on an extended lease,” she said.
Cr Mark Edwards said he was pleased to see demand for the service increasing.
“There has been very positive feedback about the car share scheme since the very beginning in August 2020 when council conducted a trial as a means to increase the turnover and effective supply of parking at Weinam Creek,” he said.
All car share parking spaces are clearly identified with signage.