A large yellow skip parking in one of the highly coveted 10-minute parking spots outside Brown Gouge at Greensborough Plaza has grossly overstayed its welcome, with residents growing angrier by the day. While it’s unclear how long the skip has been parked there, most regular shoppers agree it has been there for at least three weeks, and are wondering what kind of parking ticket it will be given.
Studies indicate that the peak time for this area is from 8.00am to 8.00pm each day, meaning the skip is hogging at least 72 potential 10-minute parks every day that it is there (#math). It currently sits in one of just three 10-minute spots which is perfect for just dropping in to the Plaza for a few things, while avoiding running the gauntlet of supposedly illegally parking at McDonalds.
The majority of the residents we spoke to at the scene this morning were angry about the long-term occupation. None more so than Grant Walker who said, “it’s absolutely ridiculous! Surely they can find somewhere else to put it. I love those spots man, when I get one of them it makes my day. Occasionally I might stay a tiny bit longer than 10 minutes, but I’m never there for weeks at a time. I’m going to write a letter!”