Caloundra gets a longer parking fee holiday
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.