Free CBD parking to end

Date published: 16 July 2020

Free parking in the central business district will end at close of business tomorrow (17 July).

Mayor Jenny Hill said the free parking was one of a number of initiatives implemented immediately by Council when the COVID-19 global pandemic first impacted the city in March.

“Free parking was one way council could encourage activity in the CBD as small businesses began to be impacted by coronavirus,” Cr Hill said.

“At the time we said we would review the initiative after June 30.

“With COVID-19 restrictions having been eased in recent weeks, Council decided that paid parking should be reintroduced from Monday, 20 July.”

Free 15-minute parking in all two-hour parking spots remains.

The free CBD parking initiative is estimated to have cost Council around $600,000 in lost revenue since it was first introduced on March 25.