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Petty Harbour parking due for upgrade

Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove Deputy Mayor Sam Stack, (left) chats with area residents Tom Clarke, (centre) and Ron Doyle as they toured the site  following the announcement Thursday of more than $50,000 for a parking lot project in the community.
Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove Deputy Mayor Sam Stack, (left) chats with area residents Tom Clarke, (centre) and Ron Doyle as they toured the site following the announcement Thursday of more than $50,000 for a parking lot project in the community. - Joe Gibbons

As Petty Harbour continues to attract hundreds of tourists a year, locals have been raising concerns about the lack of adequate parking space in the community.

On Thursday $59,284 in joint federal-provincial funding was announced for an extensive parking project in the town. $37,390 will come from the federal Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and $21,284 from the province.

An area on Skinner’s Hill adjacent to the Newfoundland Power power plant will be excavated, levelled and fenced to accommodate approximately two-dozen parking spaces.

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