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Volume 16 No. 35
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
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NEW CMAG BOSS AIMS TO
VILLAGE RESIDENTS FIGHT
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Changing times in Deakin
Changes Hair Studio owner Roxanne Volkert says she is losing clients because of the changes to parking at Deakin Shops.
Picture: Elesa Lee
TRADERS claim they are losing
business because of changes to parking
at Deakin Shops.
Due to complaints received about
the availability of parking within the
shopping centre Territory and Munici-
pal Services last month reduced the
time limit of parking spaces that
previously had a time limit of four
The parking spaces have been
reduced to varying time limits of
between five minutes and three hours.
Roxanne Volkert has owned
Changes Hair Studio at Deakin shops
for nine years and has always found the
parking to be convenient for her
customers -- until recently.
She says she's losing a significant
amount of business because of the new
time limits, which she believes are too
"I've got people that come in for
chemical services and they're here for
at least two hours," she said.
"Even just a wash and rollers in
takes longer than an hour. I've got
ladies who have to park at whoop
whoop, so they're going elsewhere.
"I can't afford to lose clients, I'm a
While Ms Volkert did receive a
letter from Territory and Municipal
Services about the changes, upon
contacting them she felt her concerns
"They basically told me I was one
person and it didn't matter," she said.
Ian Ruff of Capital Insurance Bro-
kers is also unhappy about the lack of
"I'm one of the biggest employers
here, I employ 14 people, and I wasn't
asked my opinion at all. They just
changed it," he said.
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