Meters turned off for shoppers in Caloundra CBD over Christmas
  • Thursday 10 November 2016
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Shoppers will be able to take advantage of meter free parking in the Caloundra CBD during the Christmas-New Year period.

At its Ordinary Meeting today, council endorsed the parking meter fee amnesty in the Caloundra CBD area for six weeks starting on Saturday, December 10.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer initially proposed the amnesty, which was then supported by a letter of request from Caloundra Chamber of Commerce.

Cr Dwyer said council had identified the ongoing benefit of implementing an amnesty over this busy retail period.

“Council has been working closely with the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and traders this year as we progress the upgrade of Bulcock Street,” Cr Dwyer said.

“With the major construction work due for completion in early December, it will be a great time for shoppers to head in to town and support local businesses, while enjoying meter free parking and the new-look Bulcock Street.”

The parking meters will be turned off, however motorists must be mindful that the two-hour time limit will still apply in order to support customer turnover for local businesses in the area.

Over the six-week period, council officers will continue to monitor general parking regulation throughout the area, and any parking infringements will attract a penalty infringement notice.

The paid parking amnesty will conclude at midnight on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

Operating surplus from the meters is used for projects, facilities and other services for the Bulcock Street precinct.