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Hospital pay parking to end

By Sammy 25 May 2007 30

The ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has just announced on 666 radio that pay parking at Canberra and Calvary Hospital’s will end at 9pm tonight.

He acknowledged that the ‘pay-as-you-enter’ system had failed, and was wildly unpopular.

The Government has also committed $30 million to build a new multi-story carpark at the Canberra Hospital.

He would not commit on whether the new carpark would introduce a ‘pay-as-you-leave’ system.

More information later today when Katy Gallagher makes an announcement.

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roccon 2:42 pm 28 May 07

you have all been very naughty nurses. No parking for you !! regards, Team Stanhope

Rara 12:36 pm 28 May 07

Well I got to work today and there is no longer any staff parking at Calvary – so we are back to fighting for a park! Sure get rid of paid parking but keep staff parking areas!

spin462002 1:13 am 27 May 07

it’s all fine people,the paid parking is gone but the water will cost more shortly. I guess they will recoup their losses after all….and some….

viking princess

Special G 5:24 am 26 May 07

They should leave the voucher machines there just to confuse people and collect the revenue from those stupid enoughto still pay. Cost bugger all and still bring in revenue.
Call it ACT Govt collecting small change so that you are not weighed down by it tax.

captainwhorebags 11:10 pm 25 May 07

GnT: most health workers probably aren’t sitting in front of a computer all day. Because I already am, it’s no big deal to have another browser going and post a comment every now and then.

ant 11:00 pm 25 May 07

That pay parking was ****ing dreadful. I went to Calvary in October to visit a surgeon. Well, those guys are quite happy to have you wait an hour or more, and so I had to bolt outside and buy more vouchers. Waiting room was full of people doing the same thing. To the point where the reception girls would put you in one of the surgeon’s talking-to-him rooms, so he could zoom in, talk to you, then zoom to the next one, and you’d have to bolt from that and get another voucher (had to visit him several times).

What a crap system.

simbo 10:42 pm 25 May 07

Futto, from memory the original problem this was meant to address was that office workers from Woden were using the carparking spaces at the Canberra hospital.

Which’d mean, yep, these would be the people who would be paying for parking.

So, nope, not quite as moronic as all that.

futto 10:31 pm 25 May 07

“Put in boom gates, legitimate hospital users (staff, patients, visitors) get tickets validated and park for nothing.”

dumbest comment ever. so if staff, patients, visitors don’t pay, all OTHER people will pay? who? tourists? jesus.

el 10:22 pm 25 May 07

WTF? $65 000 to remove it? Jeepers, I’m in the wrong business.

canberra towie 8:26 pm 25 May 07

The cost to set up the paid parking was about $85.000 and to remove it all again is going to cost $65.000 but I guess moneys no object eh ?
The A.C.T government is a joke well done Stanhope you screwed us over again !!

Maybe Stanhope should change his name to Nohope !!!

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