Car park approved

An artist’s impression of the multi-storey carpark.
An artist’s impression of the multi-storey carpark.

They also endorsed the city’s 2014-15 budget that allocated $17.9 million to the project, which will be one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken by the city.

The accepted tender from Georgiou Group was for a fixed sum of $14.7 million for completion within 52 weeks from possession of the site.

The tender was assessed to be the best value for the city of the 11 submissions that were received during the four-week period.

Construction is expected to start by August.

‘Fees from paid parking, which was introduced in the Joondalup city centre five years ago, contributed significant funds towards the project,’ Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said.

Parking in the city centre will increase by 10c an hour from July 7, and where available, the maximum daily fee will rise by 50c a day.

The car park will include a lower-ground car park for 28 car bays, available for leasing on a 24/7 basis, and five levels for public car parking.

It will also feature licence plate recognition and ticketless parking.

The building will add more than 400 parking bays to the site that currently holds 140 cars.

– A car park between Boas Avenue and Reid Promenade in the Joondalup city centre will be closed from tomorrow.

A replacement car park with 119 long-term parking bays is at Neil Hawkins Park.

After a grace period, fees will apply to use these temporary bays ” $0.70 an hour, $3.50 a day and $17.50 a week ” from Monday, July 7.

There will still be some free, time-limited parking bays set aside for park users.

Closure of Boas Avenue car park 3, which has 140 car bays, will allow the construction of the multi-storey car park, which is expected to start by August.

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