Business contributions to car parking
There will be no change to the car parking contribution amount adopted by the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council many years ago.
A policy requiring a financial contribution to Council by developers who are unable to accommodate required car parking within their site is common within local government and the amount in the Clare & Gilbert Valleys region was set at $3,500 per car park in 2003 and will remain the same.
“Usually the required number of car parks for business premises can be provided on site, but if this is not possible there is a charge of $3,500 per car park to defray the costs to council for the construction of public car parks to meet demand,” Mayor Wayne Thomas said.
“Clare, for instance, already has a number of council constructed car parks in Gleeson Street and Mill Street as well as the Thomas Hart Memorial Car Park behind Target – all were co-funded by contributions through the policy.”
Council released a public survey and held a public forum in relation to the proposals for the car parking contribution policy, which relates to the towns of Clare, Saddleworth, Auburn and Riverton.
“The Gleeson Street carpark, Clare, which was constructed in 2004, cost about $5,500 per car park to build, while the equivalent cost today would be about $8,000 per car park,” Mayor Thomas said.
“However, we listened to the community, and based on public feedback and weighing the costs of development, council decided to adopt the updated policy but retain the previous contribution amount of $3,500 per car park.”
Contact: Dr Helen Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer
Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council
4 Gleeson Street CLARE SA 5453
Phone: 08 8842 6400
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