Noticed something strange. The pay-parking fees for me in Belconnen were to have marched upwards to $9.00 a day (up from $8.00). They’ve increased by a dollar per year each and every year for the 3 I’ve worked in Belco. The stickers went up on the parking meters, telling everyone that fees would increase to $9.00/day as of xx of September. I can’t recall the exact date.
The date came, and the rates stayed at $8.00. I figured that they had just made a mistake, but sure enough, a month or more later, the rates are still at $8.00. I think that the $6.50 parking was to go up to $7.00 or $7.50.
A quick look at the TAMS parking map shows that the rate is indeed still $8.00. The strange thing is that the timestamp on the PDF is 030912 – did something happen on or just before that date that caused TAMS to not update the pricing?
Am I being a cynic by suggesting, as a workmate did, that there is an election on, and parking rates were put on hold until October 21st? Or is it something less dodgy?
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Thanks for any help you might be able to offer.