The Arboretum is concerned that you’ve forgotten what paid parking means, and would just like to remind you to pay your $2 an hour.
“With the recent school holidays, the Arboretum has been swarming with activity and it is important people remember to pay for their parking or risk being issued a parking infringement notice,” said Jason Brown, General Manager, National Arboretum Canberra.
“Money collected from paid parking at the National Arboretum helps to maintain the popular attraction and ensure that access to parking at the Arboretum remains available, especially during busy times.
“Since there is no entry fee to the Arboretum, the parking fee revenue is directed into a range of areas including horticulture, visitor services and infrastructure. So far this year we have raised approximately $100,000 from parking fees across the 250 paid car spaces.
“Parking inspectors from the Justice and Community Safety Directorate will be regulating parking in the main car park. The Arboretum does not retain any revenue from the fines,” said Mr Brown.
What an informative press release!