Subi free park­ing trial gets the nod

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By LISA THOMAS

CITY of Su­bi­aco coun­cil has ap­proved a plan to try three-hour free park­ing in the Su­bi­aco CBD.

Coun­cil­lors voted to sup­port the pro­posal 7-3 at last month’s coun­cil meet­ing , which would see a 12-month trial of free park­ing for a three-hour pe­riod at car sta­tion 13 on Row­land Street.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Don Bur­nett said the plan would help to com­pete with other cities which of­fered three-hour park­ing.

“We re­ceived a lot of feed­back about the three-hour free park­ing at Clare­mont Quar­ter and other lo­cal­i­ties, so this is an op­por­tu­nity to trial the same time­frame in Su­bi­aco and see if it will bring more peo­ple into the area,” he said.

“Three-hour free park­ing is one of the ways we are try­ing to en­cour­age more shop­ping and din­ing in Su­bi­aco.

“The City will un­der­take an eco­nomic im­pact assess­ment to as­cer­tain the eco­nomic ben­e­fit of three-hour free park­ing when com­pared to the cur­rent park­ing ar­range­ments.”

The trial will De­cem­ber 1.

Mr Bur­nett said he be­lieved it was a myth that Su­bi­aco had no park­ing.

“The City of­fers a va­ri­ety of park­ing op­tions in Su­bi­aco in­clud­ing first hour free in four town cen­tre carparks,” he said.

“Longer term park­ing is gen­er­ally lo­cated fur­ther away from the town cen­tre. Row­land Street is con­sid­ered a ‘shop­per car park’, which makes it ideal for the trial.” start from

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