Three-hour parking plan

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE City of Su­bi­aco will vote this month on plans to trial three-hour free parking in Su­bi­aco.

The Eco­nomic and Busi­ness Sus­tain­abil­ity Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee voted last week to re­fer the agenda item to the June 28 coun­cil meet­ing.

The 12-month trial would in­volve three-hour free parking in Car Sta­tion 13 on Row­land Street, start­ing from De­cem­ber 1 2016.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Don Bur­nett said the plan would help ad­dress parking con­cerns.

“The City is do­ing a lot of work to ad­dress parking is­sues and per­cep­tions, in­clud­ing re­view­ing parking strate­gies and in­tro­duc­ing new tech­nol­ogy in our carparks,” he said.

“Coun­cil will con­sider a pro­posed 12-month trial of three-hour free parking in the Row­land Street car sta­tion at its June meet­ing.

“This carpark is used by shop­pers and vis­i­tors to the area (as op­posed to all-day park­ers) and we want to see if they’ll stay a lit­tle longer or if it will at­tract more vis­i­tors to the area.

“Three-hour free parking is cur­rently avail­able in other nearby lo­cal­i­ties, such as Clare­mont Quar­ter.

“The City will un­der­take eco­nomic as­sess­ments to eval­u­ate the eco­nomic ben­e­fit of three-hour free parking in the town cen­tre.”

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