The ABC have this story up on the release of details on how the ACT govt wants to raise more revenue through pay parking at Canberra hospitals. They’re starting the meters at 6.30 AM and going until 9PM, so the hospital will probably have to get their own parking inspectors as the ACT govt ones usually only work 8.30-5.30 (except on Friday). Full day parking will be $5.
Brendan Smyth has come out saying that after the extra bureaucracy to run the system that it won’t make money, I believe it will make bucket loads of money and thats the only reason that they’re doing it. You’re fighting the wrong argument Brendan.
Does the govt have a think tank set up looking into what other essential services they can charge for? They’ve looked at charging people around Civic to park in their own driveways, charging to park at hospitals, lets start charging for bike rack space too.