Free parking on Lot 601 Marine Tce, commonly known as ‘the PTA’ land, proved so popular with the community over the Christmas/New Year break that it has been extended until the end of April.
The City responded to the request from the Midwest Chamber of Commerce and Industry to increase parking to assist CBD traders in the lead up to Christmas and negotiated with the Public Transport Authority (PTA), owners of the land to use the area.
The PTA agreed to the use of the area for free parking until January 31, however the PTA has now agreed to an extension until the end of April.
City CEO, Ken Diehm, said the City approached the PTA to consider an extension and is pleased they agreed to it.
“This is a good outcome for the community and I thank the PTA for being so accommodating,” he said.