Stirling council to implement paid parking in Mt Lawley

Stirling council to implement paid parking in Mt Lawley

FROM May, the City of Stirling will make an estimated $97,500 per year from paid parking on three Mount Lawley streets.

Stirling council voted to implement the paid parking strategy on Railway Parade, Park Road and Bradford Street near Edith Cowan University as part of a paid parking strategy for high demand areas.

The potential revenue for the City from the 25 long-term bays on Bradford Street will amount to $25,500 per year and $72,000 from the 93 bays on Railway Parade and Park Road.

The council report stated the City has “dedicated enforcement employees” to patrol and monitor the parking hot spots.

A council officer said paid parking was needed to ease demand and congestion and it was “reasonable to expect motorists to contribute”.

“Although the implementation of paid parking is generally not supported by motorists, the option of not progressing paid parking will not resolve continued demands for parking bays.

“Without addressing this, increased congestion will continue and the costs to provide, upgrade and maintain parking will continue to grow and become a significant burden to ratepayers.”

The City will soon introduce paid parking to other high demand areas including Main Street in Osborne Park and the Inglewood business precinct.

THE COSTS

Bradford Street, opposite ECU Mt Lawley

– $1.00 per hour (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday)

– $5.00 per day (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday)

Railway Parade and Park Road

– Long term parking bays – $1.00 per hour to a maximum of $5.00 per day

– Short term parking bays -$1.50 per hour up to three hours (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm) First hour free on all bays.