The City of Greater Geelong is offering a free on-street parking in two-hour metered zones this December to encourage people to enjoy shopping and dining in Geelong’s CBD.
The free parking is part of a new $2.04 million suite of initiatives to support the ongoing recovery of our region’s community, business, arts, culture and tourism sectors.
Shoppers are encouraged to take advantage of the free CBD parking initiative.
Drivers will still need to obey the time limit on the signs but will not have to pay. The City will forgo $190,000 in revenue on the parking initiative, which runs for the month of December 2021.
The City implemented subsidised parking in July 2021 to support city businesses recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Motorists normally pay for one hour of parking and get the second hour free in all 2P parking zones in central Geelong. On-street parking in Geelong is also free on weekends.
The new package takes the overall value of COVID-19 support measures delivered by the Council to the Greater Geelong community since March 2020, to almost $19 million.