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Extra parking for Weston

By 3 June 2014 6

The construction of an extra 80 car parking spaces at the Weston group centre will begin this financial year at a cost of $500,000, according to The Canberra Times.

In addition to this, resurfacing of the existing Cooleman Court parking will cost $125,000 under the 2014-15 ACT budget.

Extra parking spaces will be gained by shifting existing parking on Liardet Street to 90 degrees and creating new spaces at Dillon Close along with moving full day parking spaces further away from the centre.

The resurfacing will take place again as the work done late last year hadn’t properly ‘hardened’ prior to the hot weather, so melted during the heatwave.

As a Weston Creek resident this is welcome news – finding a park at Cooleman Court on a Saturday morning is a patience game and the current surface has been in a terrible state for a long time. I just hope the resurfacing doesn’t happen in the summer again.

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6 Responses to Extra parking for Weston
#1
gooterz12:02 am, 04 Jun 14

$6000+ per parking space?

and isn’t it re-resurfacing

#2
magiccar96:14 am, 04 Jun 14

So the Government spend $125,000 to fix a problem they created in the first place…

#3
bigfeet6:53 am, 04 Jun 14

$125000 seems a waste of money for something that is so last century. Has anyone got Mayor Rattenbury’s approval for this? Surely this doesn’t fit within his visionary and progressive leadership of the Territory?

Instead of wasting $125000 on outdated polluting technology, why don’t we invest it (plus a few extra million) in a feasibility study of solar power people-mover conveyor belts, or even better, wind powered teleportation.

Real transport solutions for Canberra’s future.

#4
dungfungus7:43 am, 04 Jun 14

These carparks will be grist for the mill, the mill being substantially higher parking fines and a lot more parking inspectors in the field to enforce the rules.

#5
shirty_bear11:11 am, 04 Jun 14

dungfungus said :

These carparks will be grist for the mill, the mill being substantially higher parking fines and a lot more parking inspectors in the field to enforce the rules.

I wish. They’d only have to patrol Jammo twice a day for a month and they’d pay off the national debt.

#6
bigred7:39 pm, 04 Jun 14

80 spaces will provide relirf for a few months

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