Newcastle Council is considering scaling back all-day parking at Blackbutt Village in New Lambton.
A $3.7-million upgrade along the popular local shopping strip is well underway and slated for overall completion by early 2024.
Part of the project will see parking arrangements re-worked to increase turnover of the spaces closest to shops and cafes.
Instead Council is proposing a range of free, timed-parking options between 15 minutes and 4 hours.
Locals can have their say on Council’s website here until August 1.