The ABC is warning that a lot of parking fees in Canberra are set to nearly double from Monday:
- An all-day ticket at a City West car park, between Marcus Clarke Street and Gordon Street, will rise from $5 to $9.
Meanwhile, drivers parking at either of the two carparks near Phillip Oval in Woden, will pay $6 per day, up from $3.60.
ACT Transport Regulation and Planning manager Rod Paul says the new fees will apply to a total of 773 spaces.
On the bright side it might free up some spaces for the short term parkers.
Motorists champion, the Liberals’ Alistair Coe, is appalled:
- “That’s a huge 80 per cent increase. For 50 working weeks, this accumulates to an extra $1000 a year for commuters.
“Two car parks in Woden – the car park north of Launceston Street and west of Phillip Oval, and the temporary car park east of Philip Oval, will see increases of 67 per cent (from $3.60 a day to $6.00 a day).
“Commuters are being forced to pay for this Government’s years of waste and mismanagement.
“It is unfair to slug people extra for car parking at a time when there is no strategy to improve parking in any of Canberra’s town centres.
Can anyone explain the model of Government being advocated in that last par?