Pay Parking Update
- Last Updated: Monday, 06 February 2017 15:38
- Published: Sunday, 01 March 2015 03:00
West Block - Main multi-stay car park
During Parliamentary sitting days the West Block carpark will only be available to parliamentary pass-holders. At other times, the general public can use the carpark. Parking inquiries from parliamentary pass-holders should be made to the Department of Parliamentary Services.
Withdrawal of Parking Infringement Notices issued 1-5 August 2015
The National Capital Authority (NCA) will be withdrawing Parking Infringement Notices (PINs) issued during the period of 1-5 August 2015.
This is due to an administrative error resulting in infringements being issued below the legislative penalty amount. This will affect 309 PINs issued during this time.
Those who have already paid these infringements will be refunded the full amount. The NCA will not be reissuing the fines at the higher dollar amount and are simply retracting the original PINs.
To process the withdrawal, the NCA requires those issued with these affected PINs to phone the free call number, 1800 772 403.
First quarter statistics
As part of the National Capital Authority’s commitment to managing pay parking on National Land, statistics for the first quarter of operation of the scheme have been released.
For the reporting period of 1 October 2014 until 31 December 2014:
- 353 039 parking tickets have been purchased. This is made up of over 259 813 multi-stay (long stay) pay parking tickets and approximately 93 226 short-stay parking tickets
- 4600 parking infringements were issued
- ticket machine uptime (a measure of reliability) was 99.91 per cent.
There have been many positive outcomes in the first three months following implementation of the scheme. The NCA has noted visitors to national institutions now have convenient access to parking spaces in Canberra’s Central National Area.
The NCA has seen a reduction in illegal and dangerous parking on National Land, and an increase in bus patronage within the National Triangle.
Furthermore, the consistent feedback from the national institutions has been that 'visitors have commented favourably on the availably of car parks when they visit'.
The NCA will continue to update and publish quarterly figures on its website with the second period due to end in April 2015.
On 1 October 2014, the National Capital Authority introduced pay parking arrangements spanning approximately 9000 car spaces in Acton, Barton, Parkes and the Russell precinct.