The City of Subiaco will be making 80 additional parking bays available to the public at the former Princess Margaret Hospital car park this December, just in time for Christmas.
The City opened the roof top car park at PMH (80 bays) earlier this year to help make use of the decommissioned hospital while plans for its redevelopment are progressed.
The additional parking – which will see the middle level of the car park opened – will offer another affordable all-day parking option, suitable for both visitors and local workers.
City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said she hoped the additional parking would give people even more reason to come to Subiaco.
“There is a unique and eclectic mix of businesses in Subiaco and people are always asking for more affordable, available and convenient parking,” she said.
“It’s also a way to support our local businesses by, not only making it easier for customers to visit, but also by providing more parking for workers of our local shops at this busy time of year.”
Management of the car park is the result of an agreement between the City of Subiaco and DevelopmentWA to activate the site and meet demand for parking in the area. The additional parking will be available until the future of the site is confirmed.
“With redevelopment comes opportunity and the City is embracing this turning point. We know planning for the PMH site is still a work in progress and instead of unused spaces in our City, we want activation,” Mayor Taylor said.
“Through negotiations with the state government, the City of Subiaco has taken mothballed infrastructure – paid for by taxpayers – and opened it, making it available for the public.”
Parking fees at the PMH carpark start at $1.80 per hour with a daily maximum of $9. It will be open Monday to Friday from 5am to 9pm.
The City also launched a dedicated parking website, SUBiPARK, earlier this year to make parking in Subiaco easier. All City-owned car parks are free on weekends and evenings after 5pm. Visit www.subipark.com.au for more.