Parking in Cleveland CBD will be permanently extended to three hours following the successful completion of a trial by Redland City Council.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had trialled extending the 367 parking spaces from two hours to three hours from November last year.
“The trial showed the extended three hour parking supported Council’s goal of revitalising the CBD by allowing residents longer to shop and visit local restaurants,” she said.
“Council undertook engagement following the successful completion of the trial, showing that residents supported the extended parking periods becoming permanent.
“The extended parking period means residents and visitors can spend longer in the CBD and better support local businesses.”
Cr Williams said the extended parking periods had resulted in fewer parking infringements, showing the new arrangements were benefitting the community.
Council tourism and CBD activation spokesperson Craig Ogilvie said the extended parking timeframes would attract shoppers to the CBD.
“The three-hour parking will make it easier for locals to shop in the local area, which is great news for local businesses,” he said.