In central Frankston, parking will be free for the first two hours in selected car parks from Wednesday 1 July 2020.
Those parking in Playne Street, Cranbourne Road, Young Street East or at the Mechanics Hall or Frankston Arts Centre will only be required to pay for parking from the conclusion of the first two hours.
Frankston City Council Mayor, Sandra Mayer, said Council was providing parking relief for the 2020-21 financial year as part of its $6.434 million Relief and Recovery Package, created to help the City recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
“With so many residents struggling to afford everyday expenses, this move will save those parking in central Frankston about $125,000 over the next financial year.”
Cr Mayer said benefits of the introduction of free parking would flow on to local businesses.
“It is also a positive way to encourage people to come into the City to do their shopping, which will be a great help to our economy, particularly local businesses, many of which are doing it tough at the moment.”
Drivers will be required to select the ‘two hour free’ parking ticket option, enter their vehicle registration number and display a current ticket on their windscreen. Those needing to park for longer than two hours will be able to allocate and pay for additional time. The Mayor asked that drivers continue to follow the time restrictions outlined on car park signage.
“For example, if you’re parking in a three hour car park, you are still required to remove your car after three hours even though the first two hours are free.”
Only one free ticket will be issued per vehicle, each day.
For more information about the Council resources available to assist in your recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 visit: frankston.vic.gov.au/ftlof
Frankston City Council recommends residents and visitors exercise social distancing when in public areas.