City to trial two-hour free parking at two CBD carparks

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Following the free parking trial during the installation of underground power in the CBD, the City will begin a trial of two-hour free parking at Carparks 2 & 3 with a proposed date of Tuesday 8 May 2018.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said trialling two-hour free parking at Carpark 2 at the Geraldton Regional Library and Carpark 3 behind McDonald’s will inform Council’s review of paid parking this year.

“The trial of two-hour free parking at these carparks over the coming months will help the City better understand the demand for short term parking at these two locations,” he said. 

“Being able to park for a couple of hours free of charge just may entice more people to visit the nearby shops, restaurants and businesses which is good for the businesses and their customers.”

The ‘Pay by Plate’ trial involves reprogramming the existing parking ticket machines so car park users can enter their license plate number into the machine and retrieve a ticket that states their plate number and the time the ticket was retrieved. Additional paid time beyond the two hours can be purchased simultaneously.

The valid ticket must be displayed on the dash of the vehicle whilst parked in the carpark.

The two hour free parking period in Carparks 2 and 3 has a proposed day of Tuesday 8 May 2018 to commence however further communication will be released to confirm the date.