City parking time limits extended

FROM Monday visitors will be able to park for longer at two city centre car parks.
Wollongong City Council’s 32-space Rawson Street Car Park will be increased from four hours (4P) to eight hours (8P), with the hourly rate decreased from 75 cents to 60 cents. The maximum daily cost for parking at the site will be $4.80.
The 28-space Atchison Street car park will also increase from two hours (2P) to three hours (3P), with the hourly rate dropping from $1 to 75 cents.
Manager of Property & Recreation Services, Peter Coyte said council is working to provide better parking options for visitors to the city.
“We regularly review how spaces are used, and identified a need for drivers to be able to stay longer at these two sites,” he said.
“The Rawson Street site in particular has been popular with people working all day in the city, and this time increase will make parking easier for those drivers.”
Council offers 440 off-street metered parking spaces throughout the city at eight car parks; 620 off-street permanently leased spaces at four car parks; 155 free off-street parking spaces for four hours in the Stewart Street East car park; and 778 on-street metered car parking spaces in the central business district.
Revenue raised from parking meters is used to create better footpaths, car parks and traffic facilities in the city centre.
Council parking in the city centre is free before 8.30am and after 4.30pm weekdays, as well as on weekends and public holidays.
Time limits apply on Saturdays between 8.30am and 12.30pm.
For more information you call Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111 or visit Council’s website.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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