No parking payments are required in the Toowoomba CBD with time restrictions in place

Residents in the Toowoomba Region will continue being able to park in all Council car parking without payment required in the City Centre until 30 June 2020.

Toowoomba Regional Council Infrastructure Committee portfolio leader Councillor Melissa Taylor said Council had made the decision to remove payment fees (with time restrictions still in place) to support the business community.

“The Coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on our local businesses,” Cr Taylor said.

“Our community is doing it tough at the moment and that’s why there will be no payment needed for parking to help both our residents and our businesses.

“It’s pleasing to see restrictions are starting to lift, including the re-opening of retail, so we’re encouraging residents to continue shopping locally and to take advantage of the parking on offer.”

The temporary change to parking in the Toowoomba CBD is part of a package adopted by Council designed to provide economic relief to residents in the Toowoomba Region.

While there is no need to pay for any parking in May and June, Councillor Taylor reminded residents time limits would continue to be enforced to provide fair and equitable access to the many businesses who have opened their doors for trade.

“As business continue to re-open we want to support them, which includes making sure residents are adhering to the parking time limits so that the short-term parking spaces aren’t occupied by employees of businesses.” Cr Taylor said.

“Council has done a lot of work in trying to increase turnover by making these spaces available for those who are shopping at our local businesses and we don’t want this hard work to come unstuck during this period.

“I’d also like to remind everyone of the importance for social distancing and personal hygiene while you are out and about.”

For more information, contact a member of Council’s Customer Service Branch on 131 872.