No doubt you will post the official press release but the new multi-storey carpark has opened today and as an employee coming from Hindmarsh Drive (East) I can only say yippee as no more turning into Yamba drive and then maneouvering through the back streets of Garran to get back to Hindmarsh Drive today.
Only the first 4 floors are open today and I think the whole 8 floors will open Christmas Eve.
So now your cars can stay cool and you don’t have to cross Yamba drive to get to the Hospital (I know my patients will be hugely relieved)
UPDATE: Katy Gallagher has now got a release out:
Staff and members of the public turned out to see the completion of the first stage of the new multi-storey Southern Car Park at Canberra Hospital on Sunday and Monday.
The car-park, which will be open for use by staff, patients and visitors from today, was very well received.
“The first stage in the opening of the car park will provide two floors of public parking and two floors of staff parking,” Ms Gallagher said.
“In the first stage of operation, Levels 1 and 2 will provide a mix of one and two hour time-regulated public parking while staff will have to access to parking on Levels 3 and 4.”
“The completion of Levels 5 to 7, and the resulting conversion of Levels 1 to 4 to public parking, is expected to take place prior to all these levels opening on Friday, 24 December 2010” Ms Gallagher said.