Paid parking started at Carindale Westfield today and it has been met by protesters from the Retail Union outside the centre. We’ll keep this page updated throughout today and you can add your comments at the end.
It’s free to park for the first 3 hours. So if you want to get your groceries, catch up with someone for a coffee or go to an appointment and the like you should be able to avoid paying. It’s going to be at a cost for those who use it as a place to park while they commute into the city, staff at Westfield and those who want to be at the shopping centre for longer than three hours.
The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association state secretary Chris Ketter has called on the government to legislate against paid parking at suburban shopping centres. Read more in the Brisbane Times article.
The Courier Mail says that mother-of-one Allison Turner, 34, from Coorparoo, shops at Carindale once a week and said the charges were a simple “money grab”. Read more in the Courier Mail article.
Oh please, if you want to stay at Carindale shops longer than 3hrs you need to get a hobby. Bring on the easy to get parking spots, I say 🙂
— amy (@sensiblespice) July 15, 2012
Union protestors outside Westfield Carindale. twitter.com/notamelia/stat…
— Amelia Birnie (@notamelia) July 16, 2012
— Angel Morton (@Angel_Morton) July 15, 2012
@4BCdrive if me and my partner travel to westfield carindale in the same car and combined purchase $150 worth of items is the parking free?
— Big D little e (@Decca4165) July 16, 2012
What do you think? Add your comments below.