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Liberals promise more Belconnen parking

By johnboy - 16 October 2012 23

Sticking to the basics the Liberals are tackling the vexed issue of Belconnen’s parking:

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will provide hundreds more car parks in Belconnen. Mr Seselja said today’s announcement forms part of the Canberra Liberals commitment to increase car parks across the ACT.

“We often hear from residents from the Northside about the lack of parking around the Belconnen town centre and Calvary Hospital,” Mr Seselja said.

“That’s why if elected a Canberra Liberals Government would invest $500,000 for new infrastructure at Calvary Hospital to deliver around 100 new car parks.

“We would also commit to 500 new car parks around the Belconnen town centre in the first term of government, over and above natural growth,” Mr Seselja concluded.

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basketofcat 3:00 pm 30 Nov 12

Matt_Watts said :

Duffbowl said :

housebound said :

I don’t know what was promised by anyone else, but I do know how difficult it is to get long-stay parking in Belconnen. The reason is that certain carparks are now office blocks or construction sites.

There is a long stay park at the corner of Eastern Valley Way and Cameron Ave (opposite CISAC) that I don’t think has been full when I’ve done my 10am run to Belco. Yes, you have to walk a little bit, but that’s the price we pay for cheap parking.

Not any more…

Definitely not any more!

pink little birdie 8:09 pm 17 Oct 12

they should build a multistory carpark and charge little for it –
They built the new health center in the ACT govt shopping centre carpark (which was also the p3).
They are putting the linq apartments in the largest of the $4.50 carparks.
The ACT govt has $8 carparks behind the labor club but only 1/2 the car park is longstay, there are 2 carparks behind Immi.
The streets south of the town centre fill up around 8:30.
Belconnen has lost/about to lose 3 carparks (health centre, sentiel and linq)

thehutch 2:18 am 17 Oct 12

gooterz said :

thehutch said :

pirate_taco said :

housebound said :

Labor (ie the government) has simultaneously approved more workers coming into town but fewer places to park them. I’ve tried the bus thing. If the bus turns up, it’s ok. But you need to know the bus will come that day.

That is one of the reasons why Pirate Party ACT is pushing for more frequent bus services [1].
Under our plan, if a bus didn’t show up for whatever reason, the wait for the next one would be 15 minutes at the most.

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT for Ginninderra


Completely unsustainable. I’m all for public transport as its important for a city/town. But only major trunks routes can sustain metro style frequent services… our suburbs just do not have the density. The best thing that can happen for public transport is a realisation that the car is also part of the solution. A system which has high frequency to town/group centres with integrated park and ride facilities allowing people to drive part way, park for free and continue their journey on the bus. Allows people to drop off kids, pick up the shopping etc but also not to continual to congest roads to the city with 1 car vehicles. Won’t work for everyone, but a doubling of patronage to 20% of journeys is achievable with proper investment – in my opinion.

would you rather multiple car vehicles?

90 minutes by bus (excluding wait times and a long walk) 15 minutes in the car.

Sorry the whole sentence was poorly worded – I meant “… also not to continue to congest roads to the city with cars that have single occupants”

Your point regarding the bus travel time is my point. The bus can’t compete in many areas including time from the suburbs to the city. When I bus in rather than drive, it takes an extra 20minutes each way – when I’m not pressed for time, it works for me.

However, for some people, if they could drive part way to work and then swap to a bus with only a 10-15min travel time difference, then the bus becomes more viable (for some). In any case, with some small investment and strategic thinking, there will probably be a time in 10-15 years when the bus could be faster than the car in some areas.

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