‘Well that escalated quickly’: Picture of parking sign with harsh fee structure sparks debate – so would you park there?
- A parking fee sign in Brisbane is causing a stir among Reddit users online
- The fees jump from zero to $77 dollars with no incremental changes
- Some users supported the high fees based on the location of the car park
A suburban shopping centre has sparked debate with its bizarre parking fee structure.
A photo of the parking lot at the Hawken Village Shopping Centre in St Lucia, Brisbane, was shared to Reddit showing the fees drivers are expected to pay.
The first two hours are free but if you plan on staying longer you will have to pay a hefty $77 parking fee.
City parking spaces are always held at a premium however a new council sign lead to one Reddit user posting a picture of fees asked of people parking over two hours
There is no stipulation on the length of stay after two hours – simply parking for two hours or more requires a $77 parking fee.
The rapid fee hike led to Reddit users sharing their opinions.
‘Near the university… pretty understandable to be honest,’ one user wrote.
‘Pretty standard, keeps parking spaces available for customers’another added.
But not everyone was so understanding of the fee structure.
‘That’s more than hospital parking! Where the f*** is this?’ one angry motorist wrote.
‘Self-enforcing parking fines,’ another added.
The car park looks to have no more than two dozen parking spots and is located at a corner commercial building.
According to the Brisbane City Council website parking meter fees are broken down into three categories, zone one, two and three.
Zone one is for parking in Brisbane’s CBD, zone two covers the city fringe and zone three encapsulates the rest of Brisbane.
Zone one meters require $4.90 for parking up to three hours, zone two requires $3 and zone three $1.70.
The car park (pictured right) looks to have no more than two dozen parking spots and is located at a corner commercial building