Pay parking expands across Woden

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MEEGAN Fitzharris says pay parking will be expanded in the Phillip commercial precinct from 1 July 2016 to better manage parking demand from the Woden Town Centre.

“Pay parking is already well established in Phillip in Altree Court, Botany Street and Melrose Drive, and as previously announced we will be expanding it to provide a consistent parking scheme in the area,” Meegan said.

“Pay parking between the hours of 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, will be introduced to Bellona Court, Colbee Court, Divine Court, Dundas Court, Grenville Court, Parramatta Street, Prospect Court, Rickerby Street, Salamander Court and Townshend Street.

“The pay parking arrangements on Altree Court and Melrose Drive will also be adjusted. Pay parking on Melrose Drive from south of Botany Street will be extended to Athllon Drive and additional long and short term pay parking will be introduced in Altree Court.

“The rate for pay parking will be consistent with parking fees in town centres. Pay parking with a time restriction of two hours or less will be $1.70 for one hour and $4.50 for two hours. The rates for pay parking without a time restriction will range from $1.10 for one hour to $9 for the day. Prepaid tickets can be purchased weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly, six monthly or annually.

“These new pay parking arrangements will increase vehicle turnover which will make it easier for visitors to the nearby businesses to find a park.

“The Phillip commercial precinct is also well served by public transport, being immediately adjacent to the Blue Rapid service. There is easy access from Athllon Drive to the area. During the week the 21 and 22 routes service the area approximately every 30 minutes during peak periods and hourly in off-peak periods, connecting Woden and surrounding suburbs.

“For more information come along to a drop-in information session at the Woden public library branch on Corinna Street on Monday 16 May 2016 between 12 noon and 1 pm or 5 pm and 6 pm,” Minister Fitzharris concluded.

The installation of pay parking machines is expected to commence between late May and early June. Minor disruptions may be experienced by users of these car parks during the installation.

The pay parking machines that will be installed in the area will enable payment using coins, credit cards and mobile phones. Drivers should check ticket machines carefully to ensure they pay the correct fee and abide by the time restrictions. While payment by coin and credit card is still available, drivers are encouraged to download the Parkmobile app, which is available for free for iPhone and Android users.

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