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Prices up, car parks down

02 Dec 2015

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By Jack Hayes

Once again, the price of parking your car in one of Docklands’ numerous off-street car parks has continued to increase.

For the previous two years Docklands News has investigated public parking price rises in Docklands.

This frustration for commuters is further exacerbated by the loss of two 100-space car parks on Docklands Drive.

The most dramatic increase in price occurred at the rear of 737 Bourke St, where the first half-hour will cost you $6 and the next half-hour will take your total to $15. This is up from $2 and $7 respectively in 2014.

The car parks in the NAB and Ericsson buildings hold the mantle of “Docklands’ most expensive car park”, with a full days parking costing you a staggering $65. And on the odd chance you accidently lose your ticket, you’re looking at an astonishing cost of $75.

For the bargain hunters out there, the best value can be found at car parks throughout Harbour Town, with the cheapest costing a comparatively low $3 for one hour, $7 for up to four hours and $10 for a full 24 hours.

Digital Harbour is the only car park that is able to boast a reduction in price from 2014 to 2015, with the flat rate price of parking decreasing from $15 to $13.

The explanation for this annual increase in price is unknown, but could be due to the miniscule amount of all-day parking available, compounded by a growing number of workers in the area.

With further car park sites set to make way for building developments, the price rise for Docklands parking is set to grow further.

For a full list of car parks and their daily prices, have a look at the 2016 Docklands Directory when it is distributed this month.

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