Council readying for $2 fee fallout

Council readying for $2 fee fallout

Community safety manager Laurie Crouch said the City would monitor parking in areas surrounding train stations as a part of its standard practice.

‘There is the likelihood of increased parking in some local streets as a result of drivers avoiding the parking fees,’ he said. ‘Parking officers will monitor identified areas and also address any illegal or dangerous parking.’

Paid parking at train stations came into effect today, July 1, with fees set at $2 a day between the hours of 5am and 9pm Monday to Friday.

Parking on weekends and public holidays is free.

Commuters can link their vehicle registration plate with their SmartRider card to pay for the parking without having to display a ticket on their vehicle dash.

Mr Crouch said free parking in high demand areas was currently unsustainable.

‘The City recognises this is an issue and hopes the introduction of the parking fees will help to alleviate the problem,’ he said.

City of Vincent acting chief executive Mike Rootsey said the additional fare for commuters catching trains from Glendalough or East Perth was still less than the cost of all-day parking in the city.