Make the most of Townsville CBD with free two-hour parking

Date published: 1 December 2021

Townsville City Council is giving you good Claus to do your Christmas shopping in the CBD with free two-hour parking in the city this December.

All two-hour parking spaces in the city centre will be free to park in this December with no ticket required, however the two-hour limit will still be enforced.

Business Services and Finance Committee chairperson Margie Ryder said Council was happy to bring the popular initiative back as a way to boost patronship in CBD stores this festive season.

“Townsville CBD has so much to offer, which is why Council is providing free two-hour parking spots this December,” Cr Ryder said.

“We want locals and visitors to buy local and support traders in our city, especially in the lead up to Christmas when everyone is looking for unique gifts and ways to connect with visiting family and friends.

“The CBD has clothing boutiques, homewares, bookstores, cafes, restaurants, and so much more. It’s definitely worth taking advantage of the free two-hour parking spots in December to make the most of our city centre.”

Cr Ryder said drivers had to remember to stick to the two-hour limit.

“To make the most of our free two-hour parking, make sure you’re parked in a spot that has a 2P sign. There’s no need to get a ticket when you park in the 2P spaces this December,” she said.

“Time limits will still be enforced, so don’t forget to set an alarm on your phone so you remember to move your car.”

For more information about the free two-hour parking spaces, visit Christmas Together.