Caloundra gets a longer park­ing fee hol­i­day

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS -

THE an­nual park­ing amnesty for the Caloundra CBD will be ex­tended by a week these school hol­i­days, with Sun­shine Coast Coun­cil hop­ing the lift on park­ing fees will boost busi­ness in the area.

The eight-week amnesty runs from De­cem­ber 2 to Jan­uary 28.

The coun­cil backed Caloundra Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try’s re­quest for the amnesty at its lat­est or­di­nary meet­ing.

Di­vi­sion 2 coun­cil­lor Tim Dwyer said the ex­tra week of free park­ing was in­tro­duced to sup­port the coun­cil’s Down­town Caloundra ac­tiv­i­ties.

“Each of the 71 park­ing me­ters across the CBD will be turned off and courtesy stick­ers placed on them as a re­minder that no pay­ment is re­quired,” he said.

Dur­ing the amnesty, coun­cil of­fi­cers would in­spect the me­ters and un­der­take main­te­nance.

Park­ing pa­trols would con­tinue to mon­i­tor gen­eral park­ing reg­u­la­tions in the area, and in­fringe­ments would still at­tract a fine.

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