Long term parking in the City?

pwandz 13 July 2011 24

I have a bit of a quandary, I’m living in an apartment building that doesn’t supply me with a car park. I live in the city and have checked out the Target carpark (expensive and have a looong waiting list), and also the Convention Centre (also pretty expensive, plus it’s insecure – I’ve had my windows broken there before).

Anyone in a similar boat, or anyone that may be able to offer any ideas?

Thanks,

P


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Henry82 Henry82 11:58 pm 16 Jul 11

pwandz said :

I may yet ditch the car entirely, but it’s a really cool car and I love it to bits 🙁

well, from my experience of renting houses, if you “love” something, i wouldnt rent it. People dont give a $hit about other peoples stuff, and it will turn into a paddock basher pretty quickly.

imo

1) sell the car or put into long term storage (classic car?)
2) Letter box drop everyone in your apartment, seeing if they want to rent it out
3) letter box drop people in the area, i suspect ainslie would be the best place to start. Just walk down the street with little notes, and pop in the boxes who have double garages/apartments.

btw which side of northborne are you on?

pwandz pwandz 9:47 pm 16 Jul 11

Innovation said :

Without knowing when or why you need a car, or why or how many units in your complex don’t have carparks, I agree with the earlier suggestion of doing a letterbox drop in your complex. However, have you also considered offering to share your car with others in exchange for a carspace and/or fee. If you don’t use it very often, you might even be able to recoup some of your running costs. I understand that Google and other sites will let you set up a communal calendar to prebook the use of your car. If you wanted to do this, you might need to make sure that your insurance company is Ok with the idea.

OOOOH I like this idea.

I don’t use my car much, just on weekends..

I think about half the residents in my apartments have carparks, the rest are for guests/short term people who don’t mind paying the $20 a day or whatever it is they charge here.

I may yet ditch the car entirely, but it’s a really cool car and I love it to bits 🙁 It would solve a bunch of problems if I didn’t have a car though (selling it = $$$ in the bank + no rego, insurance, petrol or anxiety that it’s gonna get vandalized/stolen)

Innovation Innovation 6:39 pm 15 Jul 11

Without knowing when or why you need a car, or why or how many units in your complex don’t have carparks, I agree with the earlier suggestion of doing a letterbox drop in your complex. However, have you also considered offering to share your car with others in exchange for a carspace and/or fee. If you don’t use it very often, you might even be able to recoup some of your running costs. I understand that Google and other sites will let you set up a communal calendar to prebook the use of your car. If you wanted to do this, you might need to make sure that your insurance company is Ok with the idea.

winter winter 5:24 pm 15 Jul 11

pwandz said :

winter said :

Motorcycle? Free parking everywhere in the city, and I’m sure you could squeeze it in somewhere at your apartment complex without too much complaint.

Also a very good idea, but the idea of a guy like me riding a bike is a very scary thought indeed!

You should see me on a bike, it’s very scary indeed.

pwandz pwandz 1:31 pm 15 Jul 11

winter said :

Motorcycle? Free parking everywhere in the city, and I’m sure you could squeeze it in somewhere at your apartment complex without too much complaint.

Also a very good idea, but the idea of a guy like me riding a bike is a very scary thought indeed!

pwandz pwandz 1:24 pm 15 Jul 11

lelcat said :

I have a spare parking space in my underground garage in the city. I can give you my card if you like. Let me know

I’d love to check out your offer, can you please get in contact with me?

My email address is pwandz+riotact@gmail.com (include the “+” please 🙂

pwandz pwandz 1:17 pm 15 Jul 11

OK thanks everyone. I had no idea about http://www.allspace.com.au/carp/search.php , what an awesome idea! Nothing close to me though

I’m gonna try and stick a flyer in everyone in my building’s mailboxes

LOLd at the doberman idea. Got a really vivid image of opening the door to find a thousand massive dog poops haha

lelcat lelcat 3:31 pm 14 Jul 11

I have a spare parking space in my underground garage in the city. I can give you my card if you like. Let me know

MsCheeky MsCheeky 3:05 pm 14 Jul 11

johnboy said :

mad_kiwi said :

park in Canberra Centre and when you occasionally need to us it, pay the $15 or 20 lost ticket fee.

You sir are a genius.

My thoughts exactly! Well, initially anyway. But would they work it out? Would vandals work it out? Probably.

johnboy johnboy 2:07 pm 14 Jul 11

mad_kiwi said :

park in Canberra Centre and when you occasionally need to us it, pay the $15 or 20 lost ticket fee.

You sir are a genius.

mad_kiwi mad_kiwi 2:01 pm 14 Jul 11

park in Canberra Centre and when you occasionally need to us it, pay the $15 or 20 lost ticket fee.

Monomyth Monomyth 12:24 pm 14 Jul 11

Firstly, I have no idea why people are being rude to you and insisting you move. They have no idea what prompted you to take the apartment you live in in currently, and breaking a lease without good cause (ie, no available carspace) is bloody expensive, so you’re basically stuck until your lease comes up.

To address your question though – I know of people who rent out car spaces from hotels Canberra – I would approach a few of those and see if they have something like that set up. Keep checking your work’s bulletin board, oftentimes you will see people advertising their carspaces.

When I drive to work, I park at the Reid TAFE Campus because it is only $7;50 a day and I could do with the walk to my office. Not sure if this suits you though.

ConanOfCooma ConanOfCooma 10:05 pm 13 Jul 11

Get a doberman, leave it in the car.

Profit.

Classified Classified 9:25 pm 13 Jul 11

JessP said :

2 choices!

Move or sell the car.

Ditch the car (or leave it with parents/relos), live without one in the city and the odd occasion you need wheels, hire one.

cross cross 6:22 pm 13 Jul 11

City West car park on Marcus Clarke st near the ANU has 24 hr secure parking at reasonable rates

Ryan Ryan 6:10 pm 13 Jul 11

winter said :

plus it’s insecure

Maybe if it stood up for itself, the vandals would steer clear.

RandomPoster RandomPoster 3:47 pm 13 Jul 11

Have a look at this site:
http://www.allspace.com.au/carp/index.php

Skygod Skygod 3:40 pm 13 Jul 11

Gumtree has a few

Morgan Morgan 3:11 pm 13 Jul 11

I suspect you need to tell us how much is expensive, some of us pay $300 a month in our packages for parking in City office buildings.

Are their ads on allhomes for parking?

Roguelette Roguelette 3:00 pm 13 Jul 11

Make up a flyer stating you wish to rent a car space and what your budget is. Then do a drop to all the mailboxes in your complex and other convenient complexes. You might get lucky with a neighbour who doesn’t have a car but would like a hundred or so extra bucks a month.

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