Multi-level car park open to the public

Published on 04 December 2017

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Devonport City Council is pleased to announce that the new multi-level CBD Car Park will be open to the public from 12noon Friday 8 December 2017, to coincide with the staging of the 2017 Devonport Christmas Parade later that day. The construction of the multi-level car park forms part of Stage 1of the LIVING CITY project.

Council is giving the public a ‘sneak peak’ of the new facility, offering free parking from 12noon on Friday, right through until midnight Sunday night. The car park will then be open for business from Monday morning with normal fees applying.

Devonport City Council Mayor Steve Martin said, “This is a significant moment for Devonport. For months we have been watching this car park being constructed and we are now ready to open, just in time for Christmas, as promised.”

“It has been great to see so many local contractors working on site and on behalf of Council I’d like to thank all those involved for their hard work to get the project completed on time.”

“By offering free parking within the CBD Car Park this weekend, we are giving the community a chance to get to know the facility and to encourage regular users into the future.”

“The location is perfect, it will be operational 24 hours a day, it offers undercover parking, all-day parking options, and with the pay as you leave system you’ll never have to worry about getting a parking infringement again.”

“For the first few weeks of operation Council staff will also be present to answer any questions the public may have in relation to car park.”

“CCTV cameras are installed throughout the car park and there will be a security presence after hours.”

“It is really satisfying to see the first part of Stage 1 LIVING CITY come to fruition. We already know there is confidence within the business community as a result of LIVING CITY, and with the opening of the new car park we anticipate that confidence to continue to grow.”

Car Park Information 

  • Entry and exit to the car park is via Fenton Way
  • The CBD Car Park offers 508 car spaces, including plenty of disabled spaces
  • In terms of fee structure, the first 30 minutes will be free, and then a $1.00 per thirty minutes fee applied, increasing in 30 minute increments. Therefore the first hour will be $1.00 and 90 minutes will be $2.00.  There is also an all-day parking rate of $5.00 on the top level of the car park.
  • The multi-level car park will operate 24 hours a day, with above rates applying Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm and a $2.00 flat fee applying after 6pm and on weekends.

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Media Contact:  Janine Phillips |Media & Communications Officer

03 6424 0562 | 0427 132 972 |jphillips@devonport.tas.gov.au