For­rest Square carpark to ease con­ges­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SU­BI­ACO Mayor Heather Hen­der­son be­lieves a new mul­tiuse carpark will help re­solve park­ing is­sues in Su­bi­aco.

The City opened the up­graded carpark at For­rest Square this week, which in­cludes ad­di­tional park­ing bays and new park­ing tech­nol­ogy to pay for park­ing by mo­bile phone.

Mrs Hen­der­son said the City was look­ing at cre­at­ing ad­di­tional park­ing to ad­dress con­cerns.

“I think there’s a per­cep­tion that park­ing is a chal­lenge in Su­bi­aco and this will help ad­dress that,” she said. “We are also cur­rently look­ing for ad­di­tional park­ing in Su­bi­aco and long-term park­ing.”

The new multi-use space in­cludes 101 car bays, new paving, land­scap­ing and EasyPark tech­nol­ogy that al­lows vis­i­tors to park their car with­out a dis­play ticket and use the app to pay and up­date their park­ing.

Mrs Hen­der­son said the multi-use space could also be used for com­mu­nity events.

“Not only is it a very at­trac- tive carpark with new paving and land­scap­ing, but the space can be trans­formed and used for com­mu­nity events such as markets, out­door con- certs and the re­cent Su­bi­aco Street Party,” she said.

Farmer Jacks Su­bi­aco store man­ager Neil Mas­cot said park­ing was a real is­sue on week­ends in Su­bi­aco.

“Any ad­di­tional park­ing in Su­bi­aco will def­i­nitely make a dif­fer­ence,” he said.

“Farmer Jacks strug­gle with park­ing on week­ends es­pe­cially when the foot­ball is on, so this park­ing will help cus­tomers find park­ing dur­ing those busy pe­ri­ods.”

Pic­ture: Lisa Thomas

Park­ing in Su­bi­aco will be eas­ier af­ter the open­ing of the up­graded carpark at For­rest Square, ac­cord­ing to Su­bi­aco Mayor Heather Hen­der­son and Farmer Jacks store man­ager Neil Mas­cot.

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