CBD parking spots change with the times

Date published: 28 November 2016

Time limits for some parking zones in Walker and Stanley Street have been extended as a result of public feedback.

Council voted on the changes as part of a suite of adjustments to CBD parking in July.

The changes reflect the need for additional time for people accessing the courthouse as well as the Event Cinemas, where neighbouring parking bays will move from 2hrs to 4hrs.

Meanwhile, 11 bays in Stanley Street, between Hanran Street and the creek have changed from 2hr to all-day to better align with other bays in the immediate surrounds. Also, 19 bays on King Street, near Reef HQ has been changed from 8hr to 4hr parking.

Infrastructure committee chairman Cr Mark Molachino said council had made the adjustments based on feedback from the community and to reflect commercial activity in the area.

“Time limits have been changed in a couple of targeted locations to improve convenience,” Cr Molachino said.

“Our city has grown and in some areas we have paid parking alongside free parking, which is totally inconsistent and in some cases, confusing.”

The cost of parking in the CBD remains unchanged at $1 per hour to a maximum of $6 per day. Free parking will continue to be available at the Dean Street and Leichardt Street carparks, the Sturt St cutting, and along Dean St and nearby streets.

The plan will also see a change to some paid and free parking zones throughout the city early next year.

This includes the conversion of off-street car parks at the top of Eyre Street to paid all-day parking, and changing 4hr parking to  all-day parking in the Aplin Street car park (beside Norm Hyatt Locksmith), and 8hr paid parking on Jones Street and a section of Flinders Street.

At a glance:

  • 65 bays in Walker St, in front of the courthouse, have been converted from 2hr to 4hr
  • An additional 25 bays in Walker St, between Blackwood St and Stanley St, have also been converted to 4 hourly in line with those in Blackwood St to better service movie patrons
  • 11 bays in Stanley Street, between Hanran Street and the creek changed from 2hr to all-day
  • 19 bays on King Street, near Reef HQ, from 8hr to 4hr parking