Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 10 March 2005) . . Page.. 945 ..
(1) Parking fees in Territory car parks are set in conjunction with principles in the Sustainable Transport Plan, as one method to encourage the use of public transport, and minor modes such as cycling and walking.
The fee structure in ACT Government car parks is based on a zonal system where car parking closer to the Central Business District (CBD) is more expensive than car parking further away.
Territory parking fees are higher in Civic, in recognition of its higher density, higher land value and more significant employment base. Fees are lower in Woden, Belconnen and Tuggeranong due to lower land costs and land use pressures in those areas.
Territory pay parking in Civic is divided into three zones:
Zone A ($9.00 all day) – premium parking closest to the CBD;
Zone B ($6.70 all day) – mid range parking further from the CBD; and
Zone C ($4.50 all day) – outer range parking on the edge of the CBD.
Territory pay parking in Belconnen, Woden and Tuggeranong is divided into two zones:
Zone A ($4.50 all day) – premium parking closest to the Town Centre core; and
Zone B ($3.30 all day) – outer range parking on the edge of the Town Centre.
There is also $3.30 all day parking in Manuka.
Fees for on-street parking in Civic are $1.20 per hour and $0.80 per hour in other centres.
Parking fees are reviewed annually in line with the Government’s Fees and Charges cycle. However, they are not changed every year due to the cost of re-programming parking devices and changing pay parking signage.
Territory all day parking fees were last changed with the introduction of the GST in 2000. Upon implementation in early 2004, Territory parking fees in Belconnen and Tuggeranong Town Centres were set at the same level as those applying in Woden.
The overall level of ACT parking fees is also currently being considered in the context of the development of an ACT Parking Strategy by ACTPLA.
(3) The main function of the maps is to show the location of off-street pay parking to assist commuters and visitors in locating a suitable parking space. Including the extensive, and readily identifiable, on-street meter parking would be confusing due to the scale of the map.
(Question No 127)
Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2005:
(1) How much has the ACT Government spent on graffiti removal in the financial years (a) 2001-2002, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04 and (d) 1 July to 31 December 2004;
(2) How many reports of graffiti vandalism were received in the years listed in part (1);