More than 85 additional car parks are now available for those visiting the Fountain Gate and Bunjil Place precinct, just in time for Christmas!
Works are now complete to the carpark adjacent to Bunjil Place and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the extra room when they’re in the area, especially throughout the busy period.
An additional 17 disabled car spaces were also created during construction.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon said the extra car parks should help to ease the pressure that can be experienced in the area during Christmas and urged drivers to make use of the wayfinding technology that has been installed in the area, to assist them in finding a park.
“As the precinct starts to get busier during the Christmas period, Council reminds visitors of over 80 extra car spaces, including both three-hour parks and all-day parks, that have recently opened across the road from Bunjil Place,” the Mayor said.
Council has become aware of some drivers parking along the nature strip next to Max Pawsey Reserve in Narre Warren and reminds residents that illegally parking along a nature strip can incur a fine.
“We encourage visitors to ensure they park their car in designated car parking areas and remember to move their vehicles once the allowed period has expired,” Cr Stapledon said.
“We know that the demand for parking is stretched during this time and understand driver’s frustrations, however we remind drivers that they must still abide by the parking and road rules or potentially face a fine.”
The City of Casey is also about to install parking sensor technology to the additional spaces.
Shoppers can also use the Max Pawsey Reserve car park, which is accessible off the Princes Highway.
If coming from close by, it is also worth considering asking a family member or friend to drop you off while you do your shopping, and then return later to collect you and your goodies.
To find out more about parking in the City of Casey, visit Council's website.