‘First Hour Free’ parking trial for Mends Street Precinct

Media Release 4 April 2017

The City of South Perth will introduce a ‘First Hour Free’ parking trial on South Perth Esplanade in the Mends Street Precinct.

From 1 May 2017 patrons will be able to take advantage of free one hour parking in the two South Perth Esplanade car parks (SPE- 3 and SPE – 4) situated to the east and west of Mends Street jetty. The trial will also include ‘First Hour Free’ on-street parking along the Esplanade from opposite Harper Terrace through to Queen Street.

The free one hour parking is available between 8am and 6pm Monday to Sunday, with a two hour maximum applying between these hours for SPE3 and SPE4 car parks. On-street parking along South Perth Esplanade will have one hour free with ticket parking after the first hour between 8am and 6pm Monday to Sunday with no maximum limit.

“The local businesses and Mends Street Traders recently asked the City to increase the supply of short term free parking in the Mends Street Precinct and the Council has responded by endorsing this parking trial. There will be some lost parking revenue to the City - which funds the services that the City provides to ratepayers. However, the Council recognised the disruption to traders caused by the building works taking place in the area and decided to go ahead with the trial.” City of South Perth Deputy Mayor Glenn Cridland said. 

The City will subsidise the ‘First Hour Free’ trial which will result in a reduction in parking revenue of approximately $150,000 per annum.

The trial will be reviewed throughout the year on a quarterly basis, with a report brought to Council.

Free one hour parking is also provided in the undercover South Shore Shopping Centre parking station off South Perth Esplanade. For details visit southshoreshoppingcentre.com.au.

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