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Parking Barton Style

By MelonHead - 25 June 2012 23

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Attached are a few images from a short walk today in Barton.

There were also at least four cars parked on “Keep Clear” grids, and more parked near No Parking signs.

Good to see Govco’s new bust timetable having a good effect.

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mezza76 5:31 pm 26 Jun 12

MightyJoe said :

mezza76 said :

This has been a disaster for 10 years and counting. It’s only the last 3 has been more feral than previously but it’s never been ‘good’.
I agree… pity Department’s won’t SS as it incurs FBT…..

And also, where do you put it? Great idea in principle, the problem is that the land will cost $x million to buy and noone will want to put only a carpark on it… not enough return on investment.

It’ll be better when Segway’s are legalised for denizens of Canberra, I’ll ride one from the light rail station from Gungahlin to the City…. 🙂

For what it’s worth I don’t understand why the NCA/ACT Govt don’t build two large and secure multistory carparks, allow Departments to salary package the cost of staff, and pay park/restrict & police the rest. Everyone gets a spot, its cheap and secure from theft (which is common in the Triangle carparks), the budget bottomline for the capital is paid off by selling it to private providers and the only cost is the forgone taxation revenue which would be miniscule by Commonwealth standards. Win-win policy all round.

* FBT has no underlying cash impact on the Commonwealth. It’s technically a money churn (funding to departments who in turn, give money back to consolidated revenue). Departments in Civic already salary package car parking (on a departmental basis) in some instances – so it should be something that the triangle agencies do to smooth it over with the employees and unions.
* Replace car parks at York Park (behind PM&C) and next to Treasury. Locations will be problematic as the NCA will scream about the negative heritage issues. It’s either that or spend a lot of extra $ putting them underground. But frankly – there are so many eyesore car parks in this town (eg Russell anyone?) a couple of multistory numbers aren’t going to make the difference.
* It’s all Commonwealth land – so it shouldnt cost anything. The Commonwealth can lease it to a private provider who would provide the construction and operation (and get a decent commercial return of a captive market) …well, that’s my theory.
* Segways will be worse than cyclists 😉

MightyJoe 4:27 pm 26 Jun 12

mezza76 said :

This has been a disaster for 10 years and counting. It’s only the last 3 has been more feral than previously but it’s never been ‘good’.
I agree… pity Department’s won’t SS as it incurs FBT…..

And also, where do you put it? Great idea in principle, the problem is that the land will cost $x million to buy and noone will want to put only a carpark on it… not enough return on investment.

It’ll be better when Segway’s are legalised for denizens of Canberra, I’ll ride one from the light rail station from Gungahlin to the City…. 🙂

For what it’s worth I don’t understand why the NCA/ACT Govt don’t build two large and secure multistory carparks, allow Departments to salary package the cost of staff, and pay park/restrict & police the rest. Everyone gets a spot, its cheap and secure from theft (which is common in the Triangle carparks), the budget bottomline for the capital is paid off by selling it to private providers and the only cost is the forgone taxation revenue which would be miniscule by Commonwealth standards. Win-win policy all round.

mezza76 2:41 pm 26 Jun 12

This has been a disaster for 10 years and counting. It’s only the last 3 has been more feral than previously but it’s never been ‘good’.

For what it’s worth I don’t understand why the NCA/ACT Govt don’t build two large and secure multistory carparks, allow Departments to salary package the cost of staff, and pay park/restrict & police the rest. Everyone gets a spot, its cheap and secure from theft (which is common in the Triangle carparks), the budget bottomline for the capital is paid off by selling it to private providers and the only cost is the forgone taxation revenue which would be miniscule by Commonwealth standards. Win-win policy all round.

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