Four-hour parking at Village

FOUR-hour parking limits have been introduced to the Beerwah Village Marketplace.
The limits replace the three-hour maximums for overstaying, following the state government’s crackdown on private car parking operators that used Department of Transport data to pursue car owners for unpaid ‘invoices’.
The controversial practice was canned by the government following an uproar from the public.
Issues included the fact that only the registered owners of the car could be pursued for unpaid payments even if they weren’t the driver.
ASX-listed Smart Parking acknowledged publicly that the changes would have a material impact on their operations.
The move to four-hour parking in Beerwah also fast-tracked time on street parking rules on Beerwah and Simpson Street.
Village Marketplace management told GC&M News that they urged people to be responsible and stick to the four-hour limit.
They added that the car park was there for the use of shoppers and not for any other use, particularly train users.
The previous car park manager of the site, PriPark, is no longer contracted to the Marketplace.