Burnie and complaints about CBD parking might go together like a horse and carriage, but business figures say there's a good deal that many shoppers are missing out on. That is the city council's multi-storey car park in Marine Terrace. Business Northwest vice-president Justin McErlain said the group was not hearing much about parking from business folk around the CBD lately. He said there was much more feedback from consumers, saying there was not enough parking and it was too expensive. However, he said the multi-storey was free for the first hour (followed by $2.50 for any part of a second hour and $1.50 for any part of extra hours). "It's a covered parking space and not a bad option," Mr McErlain said. Business Northwest president Ian Jones agreed. "The one-hour free parking in the multi-storey car park is a real winner," Mr Jones said. "You can make your purchase, jump back in your car and you've had had free parking." Council staff are aiming for an overall review of CBD parking, despite various councillors pushing for tweaks to parts of the system in the meantime. Cr Ken Dorsey was recently supported on a motion to provide free parking in designated spaces for disability parking permit holders. That was despite votes of no from Mayor Teeny Brumby and former mayor Steve Kons, while council general manager Simon Overland described it as an ad hoc decision. Cr Trent Aitken wanted another parking tweak at the November 28 meeting, involving the council creating four long parking spots in the North Terrace area for caravans and motor homes. "Burnie needs to start welcoming people with caravans and motor homes ...," he said in comments supporting the idea. The motion was amended, with long bay parking in the CBD area to be explored for future consideration. Mr Overland expressed concern another councillor was pushing for changing CBD parking arrangements. He said council officers had flagged that CBD parking should be reviewed holistically, based on public feedback. He said the review was proposed for next financial year. "CBD parking is contentious and, often, public debate is driven on an issue by issue basis," Mr Overland said. "From an officer's perspective, the main concerns with CBD parking relate to amenity and safety, issues which are often overlooked or not fully understood when parking changes are continuing to be made on an ad hoc basis." He said staff supported finding suitable locations for caravans and motor homes in the CBD, but should be allowed to do the work to make sure safety and amenity were factored into the decision on location. Mr Jones backed having an overall CBD parking review. "We're waiting on the council to do their overall review into parking and I'm sure they would have consultation done, not just with the public, but with the business community," he said. "I think that's the best approach, and I think there is a need for that long vehicle parking facility in Burnie."