FROM THE WEB
Subiaco councillors fed up with Wilson Parking “hijacking the town’s parking” with expensive tickets and fines at the Seddon Street carpark are planning to end their 2003 contract with the private parking company. Spot on - Wilson are dreadful – get rid of them. And when you get a fine they make it difficult to pay, so then they fine you more and put you on a black list for clamping. - Chris Quirk
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. I remember the officious parking inspectors that Subiaco council used to employ before Wilsons won the contract. They were the reason why I stopped shopping at Subiaco years ago. - Dave Tierney
When I head to Subi I go and specifically park in free 1 or 2 hour spaces provided by council. Even if I have to walk an extra 5 minutes or kilometre! Wilson are the worst and never recommend them or park with them in any council. - Matt J
Does Wilson have a contract signed by the council? If Wilson are abiding by the contract then the council should be taking a good hard look at themselves. If Wilson are not abiding by the contract then the contract should be terminated. The development of that site should have been completed years ago. It’s the councils fault for taking too long to approve the initial plans in 2007-08 which sees the eyesore the Pavilion Markets has become.
Wilson, and I assume the council, believe motorists are fair game for revenue. We shopped in Subiaco 12 months ago and copped a $65 fine for being 10 minutes late. Vowed never to shop in Subiaco again, and where possible never park in a Wilson car park again. Wilson now control many of the hospital car parks where you are charged per hour, not in 15-minute increments, again an absolute ripoff when visiting someone in hospital or seeing a specialist. - Chris G
I saw a man at the car park behind the Dome. He had gone to buy another ticket because his current one was overtime, so he had been incredibly decent and honest about it - went to put the new ticket in his car. He had forgotten to bring his keys with him from the cafe. As he walked towards Dome to get the keys from his wife, the Wilson employee fined him for being over time. The man tried to dispute it with the Wilson employee, showing him the new ticket, but the Wilson employee said the fine would stand because the new ticket was not displayed appropriately.
I parked there for three minutes at 9pm at night... $65 fine. The guy was waiting for me to leave the car! Unacceptable. I haven’t been to Subiaco in months over this.
- Adrian Glendinning