Queensgate fee changes
MORE parking fee changes in Fremantle are on the way, with Sirona Capital set to simplify the Queensgate carpark fee structure from Thursday.
Sirona Capital managing director Matthew McNeilly said the current pay structure was “unnecessarily complex” with as many as seven different rates.
Casual rates are currently $2.20 an hour, with early-bird prices set at $8.80. However, the changes will see a flat $2 an hour charged to all users and an early-bird rate of $9.
Mr McNeilly said the carpark would no longer offer the first hour free, but it would remain one of Fremantle’s bestvalue carparks.
“Our analysis of the carpark operations found that simplifying the fee structure would contribute to a better performing and more userfriendly carpark,” he said.
Coupled with the fee changes is an upgrade of the parking structure, which will start this week with the installation of new boom-gates and easier-to-use ticketing equipment. “Other works will include new vehicle access/egress, lifts, stairwells, lighting, CCTV and toilets to improve public amenity and safety, and pedestrian access from the carpark will be direct into the new retail precinct,” Mr McNeilly said.
“The external facade and interior of the car park will also be renewed, along with new retail at street level.
“We anticipate there will be a periodic reduction in usage throughout the entire Kings Square renewal project, but the aim is to keep as many bays available as possible.”
Last week, the City of Fremantle proposed new conditions on resident parking permits, with a decision expected at tomorrow night’s council meeting.