Adequate Consultation of Public Parking Usage in the Phillip Business Centre (Woden, ACT)

Adequate Consultation of Public Parking Usage in the Phillip Business Centre (Woden, ACT)

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Tom Adam started this petition to ACT Minister for Transport and

The Phillip Business Centre, in the ACT's Woden Valley, has a massive problem with public parking. With a high volume of vehicles from service centers being parked in public spaces by businesses there is limited parking for customers and other businesses employees to find a park.

In 2016 there was a move to install Metered Parking, which was met with resistance. The Minister at the time promised to consult the community before and changes were made, then suddenly in November 2018 - without detailed consultation with the business community -  the parking timings and arrangements were changed across the precinct. Some longer timed spaces, and all day spaces, were removed and in some areas the enforcement of standard spaces has seen a 10-15% reduction in available parking spaces across the precinct.

The resultant changes have seen a dramatic increase (and abuse) of all day spaces being used by larger commercial businesses, who open between 7-8am, to the detriment of smaller businesses that typically open later.

This coupled with ACT Parking Operations deliberately targeting some business as the "low hanging fruit", with all this the Business Community need to affect change.

We are creating this petition to force the ACT Minister for Transport & ACT Chief Minister to conduct proper discussion with the Phillip Business Community and ensure that larger businesses are not flaunting the law and forcing smaller businesses to be impacted.

We are calling for a proper, fair, clear and detailed consultation processed to take place - as well as full disclosure of the decision processes - to ensure that the Business Community receive a fair outcome as well as have a clear understanding of the final decision.

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