Newcastle Parking Woes

Being relatively new to Newcastle, I'm a massive fan. We are getting more and more amazing restaurants and cafes, cool little pop up bars and better shops, all set at the backdrop of some of the most beautiful beaches. And some of the things the city is doing are incredibly smart and forward thinking... except the parking. Sarge and I were in Honeysuckle this afternoon visiting the Little Unicorn Childcare Centre. Expecting to park at that carpark on the water, opposite the centre, we were met with barricades and a whole heap of construction. Being a mum in the burbs I'd had no idea that more than 250 carparks were removed only earlier this month from the area. What a debacle! Has this impacted you?