Fremantle: Marine Terrace is set for parking changes

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PARKING along Marine Terrace is set for a change.

At the City of Fremantle’s December 12 council meeting, a motion was passed to introduce time restrictions in certain locations and a $3.50 parking fee on the west side of Marine Terrace adjacent to the railway line and the east side of Mews Road south.

Officers reported they saw a number of cars taking advantage of untimed free parking and the availability of the Cat bus to park all day.

In a report tabled at council City officers said they had received complaints about the lack of available parking.

“These have come from residents who live on Marine Terrace and are unable to park near their homes, beach user unable to access parking near South Beach, Notre Dame University students who complain that there is a lack of available free all day parking,” it read.

“The largest complaints were dog owners unable to find parking access to the Dog Beach and businesses facing Mews Road whose customers have been unable to find parking.”

The City will offer parking permits to residents on the eastern side of Marine Terrace that exempt them from time restriction.

Two hour time restriction on the east side of Marine Terrace between Arundel Street and Douro Road and the west side of Mews Road south of the rail crossing between Suffolk Street and Arundel Street to apply Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Four hour time restriction to the portion of South Beach car park north of the South Beach Café.

Negotiate Department of Transport and Fremantle Sailing Club to implement four hour time restriction in the dog park between Monday and Friday 8am-5pm.

Implement a $3.50 day fee on west side of Marine Terrace adjacent to the railway line and the east side of Mews Road south.