Parking fees take off at airport

COFFS Harbour City Council has received only one submission about the introduction of a scale of fees for airport parking.

That submission asked that the initial 15 minutes of free parking be extended to one hour.

Council staff has recommended that such a change not be accepted, because it would affect the viability of the proposal and be contrary to council’s November resolution on the fees, which was the basis of the commercial agreement with the car park operator.

Councillors are expected to vote at tonight’s meeting to approve the scale of fees, which range from free for 15 minutes and $2 for the first hour to $12 for the first day.

For longer periods reducing fees sees the daily rate reduce from $12 for day 2 to $6 a day after seven days.

Work has already begun at the airport to enable the introduction of paid car parking and the car park operator TAT Investments Pty Limited will be installing equipment shortly.

The new fees for non-security parking at the airport are expected to come into operation about mid-May, barring any hold-ups.

That scale of fees is for the period ending on June 30.



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