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Carpark Changes at Westfield Belconnen

By OzChick - 10 May 2012 43

Just an FYI. I know some people have been caught out by this already.

Westfield Belconnen will move from 3 hours free parking to 2 hours free parking from Monday 7 May 2012. These changes are in line with the major regional shopping centres in the ACT.

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Carpark Changes at Westfield Belconnen
thehutch 1:04 pm 10 May 12

Felix the Cat said :

thehutch said :

longshanks said :

dvaey said :

longshanks said :

What do you bet this is partly designed to stop office workers parking for 2 hours 55 mins, then driving out and back in? I know a few people at the ABS who get free parking that way. Or used to, in any case. Might be a bit harder now.

You mean someone hasnt figured out you can park all-day for free then just take a shopping trolley through the inward boom-gate to get your free exit ticket?

Does anyone really do that? I mean, you hear of people doing it, and presumably it would work, but I’ve never actually *seen* anyone doing it.

It does work.

However if you did do it during daylight hours, you may find the CCTV images of you forwarded to the police.

I’m sure the police have more important things to do than look at CCTV footage of someone ripping off Westfield for $5…..

Agreed! But i’m sure they have better things (and more important things) to do other than deal with people stealing $10 worth of meat from woolworths, but hey they still have to do it (most of the time anyway). In any case, I’ve never heard of them being called for this type of thing, but was just pointing out if you started using a trolley during daylight to get a new ticket, it may happen.

Tony 12:24 pm 10 May 12

If Chadstone Shopping Centre and Knox City shopping centre in Melbourne have free shopping centre parking, how do Woden and Belco manage to get away with it?
I’ll also note that these are far busier centre and have many more people in the shops then Woden and Belco

MrMagoo 12:08 pm 10 May 12

montana said :

Can you actually find a parking spot at belconnen mall these days?

Yes Montana – however, sometimes you might have to walk a bit ie. don’t always expect to park at the door!!!!!!! I’m constantly surprised at the amount of time people drive around the carpark waiting for a spot 5 metres from the door = lazy

Felix the Cat 11:52 am 10 May 12

thehutch said :

longshanks said :

dvaey said :

longshanks said :

What do you bet this is partly designed to stop office workers parking for 2 hours 55 mins, then driving out and back in? I know a few people at the ABS who get free parking that way. Or used to, in any case. Might be a bit harder now.

You mean someone hasnt figured out you can park all-day for free then just take a shopping trolley through the inward boom-gate to get your free exit ticket?

Does anyone really do that? I mean, you hear of people doing it, and presumably it would work, but I’ve never actually *seen* anyone doing it.

It does work.

However if you did do it during daylight hours, you may find the CCTV images of you forwarded to the police.

I’m sure the police have more important things to do than look at CCTV footage of someone ripping off Westfield for $5…..

montana 11:52 am 10 May 12

Can you actually find a parking spot at belconnen mall these days?

konazz 11:46 am 10 May 12

Good to know. I frequent Belco a fair bit and have come close to the 3h mark a few times (Aldi + coles + dan murphys monthly shop + lunch is easily 3 hours!).

Now for Canberra Centre to add even 1h free parking. its ridiculous to pay $2 or $3 for 30m/1h to duck into Supabarn or a few of the specialty shops they have there. If they’re worried about people doing free parking loops – chatswood westfield has registration plate scanners so its only 1 free entry per day!

thehutch 11:34 am 10 May 12

longshanks said :

dvaey said :

longshanks said :

What do you bet this is partly designed to stop office workers parking for 2 hours 55 mins, then driving out and back in? I know a few people at the ABS who get free parking that way. Or used to, in any case. Might be a bit harder now.

You mean someone hasnt figured out you can park all-day for free then just take a shopping trolley through the inward boom-gate to get your free exit ticket?

Does anyone really do that? I mean, you hear of people doing it, and presumably it would work, but I’ve never actually *seen* anyone doing it.

It does work.

However if you did do it during daylight hours, you may find the CCTV images of you forwarded to the police.

Jivrashia 11:17 am 10 May 12

buzz819 said :

(Here’s a hint, they are all the same people, Canberran’s north of the lake are as big a whingers as those the south of the lake.)

Same people, different depth of pocket.
I’m not sure if I can afford to park in Woden without taking out a personal loan.

longshanks 11:10 am 10 May 12

dvaey said :

longshanks said :

What do you bet this is partly designed to stop office workers parking for 2 hours 55 mins, then driving out and back in? I know a few people at the ABS who get free parking that way. Or used to, in any case. Might be a bit harder now.

You mean someone hasnt figured out you can park all-day for free then just take a shopping trolley through the inward boom-gate to get your free exit ticket?

Does anyone really do that? I mean, you hear of people doing it, and presumably it would work, but I’ve never actually *seen* anyone doing it.

dvaey 10:53 am 10 May 12

longshanks said :

What do you bet this is partly designed to stop office workers parking for 2 hours 55 mins, then driving out and back in? I know a few people at the ABS who get free parking that way. Or used to, in any case. Might be a bit harder now.

You mean someone hasnt figured out you can park all-day for free then just take a shopping trolley through the inward boom-gate to get your free exit ticket?

buzz819 10:37 am 10 May 12

Jivrashia said :

Catering for different demographic perhaps?

Maybe Canberra Centre do not want those people who frequent Belco?

Just sayin’.

What about Woden? (Here’s a hint, they are all the same people, Canberran’s north of the lake are as big a whingers as those the south of the lake.)

longshanks 10:33 am 10 May 12

What do you bet this is partly designed to stop office workers parking for 2 hours 55 mins, then driving out and back in? I know a few people at the ABS who get free parking that way. Or used to, in any case. Might be a bit harder now.

Jivrashia 10:19 am 10 May 12

Catering for different demographic perhaps?

Maybe Canberra Centre do not want those people who frequent Belco?

Just sayin’.

PugGirl 9:49 am 10 May 12

I’m used to shopping at Woden, so when at Belco I forget it’s three hours free. I finally remembered this week…a little too late! Had to insert my credit card at the exit booth. Boo hoo.

buzz819 9:31 am 10 May 12

Now the Canberra Centre needs to move to 2 hours free and they will get more patronage through the doors.

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