Free park­ing at new Abell Pt car park for Christ­mas break

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

VISI­TORS to Abell Point Ma­rina will be able to use the new south vil­lage car park free of charge from this Satur­day, De­cem­ber 14 un­til Fe­bru­ary 1, 2014.

Ma­rina owner Paul Dar­rouzet said the ticket ma­chines had al­ready ar­rived but the de­ci­sion to al­low a pe­riod of grace was a ges­ture and a thank you to cus­tomers for their pa­tience through­out the on­go­ing up­grade works.

Mr Dar­rouzet stressed the car park was for visi­tors to the ma­rina and not for overnight stays by “bongo vans”. He said se­cu­rity would pa­trol the area.

The south vil­lage, or top car park, will open at 7am on Satur­day. It com­prises 250 car spa­ces plus bus bays.

Mean­while the south plaza car park, di­rectly be­side the of­fice, will not be com­pleted un­til mid-Fe­bru­ary.

Mr Dar­rouzet said con­struc­tion would take a tem­po­rary break from the end of this week to en­sure min­i­mal dis­rup­tion to cus­tomers over the Christ­mas pe­riod.

An ex­act price sched­ule for park­ing af­ter Fe­bru­ary 1 has yet to be de­ter­mined but is ex­pected to be in line with cur­rent pay and dis­play ar­range­ments.

CHRIST­MAS GIFT: Abell Point Ma­rina owner Paul Dar­rouzet is of­fer­ing free car park­ing to ma­rina visi­tors at the new south vil­lage car park from Satur­day, De­cem­ber 14 to Fe­bru­ary 1, 2014.

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