Page 5009 - Week 15 - Thursday, 15 December 2005

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(1) In relation to an article in The Canberra Times of 12 November, page 13 entitled Time limits to free car parks for shoppers, what car parks will be affected by the conversion of all-day car parks to short term;

(2) How many car spaces will be affected by the conversion;

(3) What is the forecast change in revenue that the Government will receive due to the conversion of these car parks;

(4) What will the charges for these new short term car parks be and is this in line with other short term car parks in Civic; if not, why not;

(5) Will parking rates at other nearby car parks be altered to compensate users who will now be parking in less convenient locations; if not, why not; if so, what will be altered;

(6) How long will the conversion be in place for;

(7) Where can maps be found on the Canberra Connect website detailing ticket car parks;

(8) Are any changes to car parks in Civic or other town centres planned that are yet to be enacted; if so, (a) what are they and (b) when will they be enacted.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The two car parks affected are located on London Circuit, immediately adjacent to the ACT Legislative Assembly and the Magistrates Court.

(2) A total of 491 spaces are affected, 225 spaces in the Legislative Assembly car park and 266 spaces in the Magistrates Court car park.

(3) These changes are expected to have a minimal effect on revenue, given that a significant proportion of users in these car parks already park for less than a full day.

(4) As of 4 October 2005, the hourly rates in these car parks have been:

1st hour


2nd hour


3rd hour


4th hour


From 28 November 2005, the maximum fee will be $6.00 for 4 hours.

These fees are in line with other Territory ticket parking areas in Civic.

(5) No. These car parks were previously premium $10.00 per day multi-stay parking areas. Although motorists may now need to park in less convenient long-term car parks, these have a lesser charge of $7.50 per day or $5.00 per day.

(6) These changes will be in place indefinitely.

(7) Maps of Territory ticket parking areas from the Canberra Connect website is at:

Alternatively, from the Canberra Connect website (

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