Lots to smile about in new carpark

$17M BUILD­ING OF­FERS MORE THAN 500 SPA­CES

Joondalup Weekender - - News - Tyler Brown

JOON­DALUP city cen­tre’s new multi-storey carpark was of­fi­cially opened last Fri­day evening.

The $ 17.3 mil­lion carpark on Reid Prom­e­nade has 538 pub­lic car bays over five lev­el­sand 28 pri­vate car bays for lease on a lower-ground level.

Li­cence plate recog­ni­tion tech­nol­ogy will en­able tick­et­less park­ing, re­duc­ing wait­ing times at peak pe­ri­ods. It has the ca­pa­bil­ity to in­stall elec­tric ve­hi­cle charg­ing sta­tions.

Eco­log­i­cally sus­tain­able ini­tia­tives have been in­cluded in the de­sign in­clud­ing so­lar pan­els, smart light­ing with LED fix­tures and util­is­ing nat­u­ral day­light and ven­ti­la­tion, which con­trib­ute to min­imis­ing the op­er­at­ing costs.

Mayor Troy Pickard said the carpark would ease the pres­sure for park­ing spa­ces cre­ated by the growth of the city cen­tre through an in­crease in lo­cal busi­nesses, res­i­den­tial dwellings and the ex­pan­sion of Lake­side Joon­dalup Shop­ping City.

“The multi-storey carpark is a very im­por­tant pro­ject and the City has in­vested heav­ily in bring­ing it to fruition,” he said.

“In­fra­struc­ture like this is es­sen­tial if we are to cater for the de­mand for park­ing from the many em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees who work in our city cen­tre, as well as plan­ning for those who will in the fu­ture.”

He praised the work of Ge­or­giou Group for build­ing the carpark and Hames Sharley Ar­chi­tects for its de­sign.

The carpark is open be­tween 6am and 8pm week­days, ex­clud­ing pub­lic hol­i­days. An early bird, all-day fee of $4.50 is avail­able be­fore 8.30am.

Driv­ers can pay be­fore leav­ing on each visit, or can ap­ply to have a dis­counted monthly fee ser­vice, which can in­clude an op­tion to have a re­served park­ing bay for reg­u­lar users.

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