City trials free parking at two CBD carparks

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In an effort to support local businesses during the installation of underground power in the CBD, the City will be trialling free parking at two carparks until the project is completed at the end of January.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said trialling free parking at Carpark 3 behind McDonalds and Carpark 2 at the Geraldton Regional Library would make it easier for people to visit businesses located within the underground power project area and the rest of the CBD.

“There are a lot of shops, restaurants and businesses located in the underground power project area which extends along Chapman Road between Cathedral Avenue and Forrest Street and on Durlacher Street between Sanford Street and Marine Terrace,” he said.

“The City is keen to support these local businesses by offering their customers and clients the convenience of free, nearby parking over the coming months.

“The free parking period will also double as a trial which will inform Council’s review of paid parking set to take place early next year.

“With the holiday season fast approaching and the recent extension of trading hours we anticipate free parking will entice more people than ever before to visit our CBD.”

The free parking will go into effect on Saturday 18 November 2017.