Paddock parking relief

An app will help motorists pay for parking
An app will help motorists pay for parking

The unsealed paddock on Victoria Street is exempt from the usual $2 parking fee after the State Government did a u-turn on charging for parking on unsealed land.

Paid parking will not be introduced in areas where informal parking has been used previously, which will come as a relief to commuters already forking out for higher train fares.

The so-called ‘paddock parking’ has escaped fees across Perth, with commuters in Claremont scoring a win and an extra $2 in their pockets daily after local MP and Premier Colin Barnett raised the issue on behalf of the local council.

PTA spokesman David Hynes said paid parking at Transperth train stations was only enforced in official marked bays.