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Anyone else notice the yellow stickers ? Parking fees to rise July 25th

By Genie - 15 July 2011 22

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I normally bus it to work but have driven into the City everyday this week – Whilst paying for my parking this morning I noticed a yellow sticker informing me that parking will rise from $7 a day to $8 a day in the CIT carpark.

All day parking out the front of the Convention Centre will rise from $10.50 to $12 a day.

Anyone else notice their parking will be costing more after July 25 ???

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Anyone else notice the yellow stickers ? Parking fees to rise July 25th
Growling Ferret 1:50 pm 17 Jul 11

Dvaey

Why should office workers and retail staff in the city, Belco, Woden and Tuggeranong be the ones who pay parking. Why should tradies and retail staff in Phillip, Hume, Mitchell etc have free parking? What makes them more special or exempt from having to pay for the privelage of parking?

dvaey 9:18 am 17 Jul 11

Growling Ferret said :

Time to bring in parl triangle pay parking, even at $6 a day.
And Fyshwick at $6 a day.
And Mitchell and Hume at $6.

It will create a little equity for those who use the facilities and not just punish city workers.

How many public servants park in Fyshwick or Mitchell for 8hrs a day, everyday? How many do it in Civic? Theres your difference. Fyshwick might have a lot of businesses, but theyre much more spread out than the city and generally better planned. Most businesses/buildings in Fyshwick/Mitchell have their own carparks, in the city, theres a handful of carparks for a huge mass of buildings.

If youre going to choose to shop/work/play/live in the CBD, then its your own fault that you lose the benefits of quieter areas for parking and living.. no-one is forcing you to go into the city all day everyday.

Watson 5:27 pm 16 Jul 11

Innovation said :

Did I dream it or did I read somewhere that there was talk of allowing MyWay cards for parking meters?

I know there are cities using a similar bus ticketing system that have that option, but I think the costs to replace all the parking meters is probably too great at this stage in Canberra. Not sure if it will every happen here.

And you can buy your pre-paid parking tickets online too, though you have to allow time to have them mailed to you then. http://www.rego.act.gov.au/parking/parkingprepaid.htm# Their site appears to be having technical difficulties right now though.

Innovation 10:43 am 16 Jul 11

Did I dream it or did I read somewhere that there was talk of allowing MyWay cards for parking meters?

taninaus 8:51 pm 15 Jul 11

seanneko said :

Jethro said :

But why do the ticket machines not accept notes or credit cards? It’s 2011. The technology for this has been around for decades. Who carries $10.50 in change with them? Stupid.

Exactly right, and is also the reason why I got a parking ticket when I had a course at the convention centre.

If it costs $10.50 per day, that’s $52.50 each week for parking that you need in coins. Where exactly do you get $52 worth of coins each week? Seriously. Do they expect you to go to a bank once a week and make a withdrawal of 26 $2 coins?

Simple – go to the shopfront (and I think the website) and buy a ticket and you can pay by your credit card if you like – great if you are there everyday and you can get up to monthly in a hit (maybe more?). The only month it isn’t really worth it $$ wise is when easter and other holidays are in the same month.

screaming banshee 8:20 pm 15 Jul 11

Holden Caulfield said :

Meanwhile, parking in Fyshwick is free!

I think you will find that the majority of on-street parking is limited to 1 or 2 hours, all of the off-street parking is provided for your use at no charge by the business that lease or own the properties that you park on.

Growling Ferret 7:28 pm 15 Jul 11

Time to bring in parl triangle pay parking, even at $6 a day.
And Fyshwick at $6 a day.
And Mitchell and Hume at $6.

It will create a little equity for those who use the facilities and not just punish city workers.

Thumper 6:54 pm 15 Jul 11

How much does Katie Gallagher pay for her parking?

I’m going to go out on a limb here but I reckon it’s probably not $10 a day. In fact, not even close.

I-filed 6:45 pm 15 Jul 11

How much does Katie Gallagher pay for her parking?

Ryan 5:55 pm 15 Jul 11

I used to work in Civic – I parked at the Hyatt for free, and either caught the bus over the lake (intertown buses pass the Hyatt every five or so minutes), or walk on the nicer days.

2 x bus fares using a ticket cost me under $5.00 a day, far cheaper than the parking in Civic. Didn’t have to carry change, and got a good bit of exercise on nice days.

As long as you were there by about 9am there’s no problems getting a park.

switch 5:43 pm 15 Jul 11

Holden Caulfield said :

Meanwhile, parking in Fyshwick is free!

Yeah, but you’re usually just in and out there.

seanneko 4:32 pm 15 Jul 11

Jethro said :

But why do the ticket machines not accept notes or credit cards? It’s 2011. The technology for this has been around for decades. Who carries $10.50 in change with them? Stupid.

Exactly right, and is also the reason why I got a parking ticket when I had a course at the convention centre.

If it costs $10.50 per day, that’s $52.50 each week for parking that you need in coins. Where exactly do you get $52 worth of coins each week? Seriously. Do they expect you to go to a bank once a week and make a withdrawal of 26 $2 coins?

KarlG 1:18 pm 15 Jul 11

Jethro, I have it on the word of the Chief Minister’s office that we will have contactless credit card readers (visa paywave, mastercard paypass) put into new parking machines. There will also a system where the voucher has a serial number, which you can enter into a phone app which will not only remind you when your parking is up, but let you top up your parking payment from wherever you happen to be.
The way it works is that when the parking nazi starts writing your ticket, they have to put in the serial number of the latest lapsed voucher, and if you’ve topped it up, they will be blocked from issuing you a ticket.

Apparently this is happening before the end of the year. I will believe it when I see it.

Jethro 12:49 pm 15 Jul 11

I rarely have cause to park in Civic, but was annoyed recently when parking for the day on London circuit.

$10.50 for the day isn’t an absurd amount and I didn’t have a problem with the cost.

But why do the ticket machines not accept notes or credit cards? It’s 2011. The technology for this has been around for decades. Who carries $10.50 in change with them? Stupid.

Holden Caulfield 12:30 pm 15 Jul 11

Hmmph, you can park at Jeff’s shed in Melbourne for $11/day if you arrive before 9am and leave after 3pm.

Meanwhile, parking in Fyshwick is free!

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