Parking hike move brings costs ‘into line’

CITY of Vincent Mayor John Carey.
CITY of Vincent Mayor John Carey.

Councillors at last week’s meeting agreed to change the all day rate from $9.40 to $16.50, with the hourly rate going from $1.20 to $2.30 an hour. Other parking charges throughout the City were also increased with most hourly rates going up by 10 cents and day rates increasing by 50 cents to $16.50.

Mr Carey said the low rate had been put in place for historical reasons, with a lower fee set when paid parking was initially introduced.

‘Primarily the issue is that all across Vincent, we are being used as a commuter car park for workers in the city,’ he said.

Mr Carey said the increased parking revenue would go back into capital projects within the City of Vincent.