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GOOD RESIDENTS FREE PARKING CHANGES

Posted in city of fremantle, parking, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on July 27, 2017

 

Fremantle Council has listened to community objections to proposed changes to residents parking permits, that would have ended on-street free parking. Instead it streamlined the conditions that will improve free parking for Freo residents, as it now applies to on-street and off-street parking.

The permit exempts the holder from paying parking fees for all standard on-street (curb side) car parking bays and off-street parking bays in City owned car parks from

  •   Monday-Sunday (7 days per week)
  •   Valid between the hours of 9.00am – 11.00am and between the hours of 3.00pm–5.00pm
  •   Permit holders must abide by the posted time limits (e.g. 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours).
  •   Valid between the hours of 5.00pm – 1.00am.
  •   Permit holders are exempt from the posted time limits during this period.
  •   This includes Public Holidays.

This is a very good outcome for Fremantle residents and inner city businesses and a good example of flexible and creative governance that responds to community concerns and comes up with better solutions.

Councillors expressed that they hoped the changes would encourage residents to stay in the CBD longer and support local businesses, and that those who want or need to stay longer would use carparks instead of on-street bays, so that they would be left for motorists who only have the need for short-term parking.

Well done Fremantle Council and officers!

 

Roel Loopers

 

4 Responses

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  1. freoview said, on July 27, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Yes I am waiting for that clarification, but my understanding last night was that it included both on and off street parking.

    Roel

  2. Rod said, on July 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    So to clarify, not much has changed other than free on-street parking is now available on weekends as opposed to being limited to off-street at Beach Street carparks? Also, is off-street free parking available or not? Can we receive clarification on that?

  3. freoview said, on July 27, 2017 at 9:12 am

    That was not my understanding of it last night Bryn. I thought off-street was included, but the whole would be reviewed to see if it would cost too much.

    Roel

  4. Bryn Jones said, on July 27, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Not completely correct. On street seven days a week as you describe but off street may be added after consideration by audit and risk committee.

    Bryn Jones
    Councillor North Ward


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