South Australia Paid Parking Legislation
The South Australian Parliament passed changes to their ‘Paid Parking’ legislation. The changes mean that large shopping centres will now need the approval of the Planning Minister to install any paid parking.
While shopping centre-controlled parking is common place on the east coast, the now SA Government went to the election with the commitment to ban paid parking at one particular car park. Parking Australia lobbied the minor parties to vote down the amended legislation given that the SA Government charge motorists to pay for hospital and commuter parking adjacent to the shopping centre where they wanted it banned.
Parking Australia has requested a meeting with the Planning Minister to seek clarification on the criteria for future application and the ramifications for existing paid parking sites.