Parking permit initiative now in place for health workers

The City of Greater Geelong has been working with Barwon Health to help support our front-line healthcare workers who are working long hours to serve the community.

A new temporary parking initiative is now in place for emergency services staff in central Geelong, in addition to the measures Council endorsed for CBD parking in March.

The permit program is part of the latest coronavirus support package approved by Council on Tuesday 14 April and allows healthcare workers to park for an extended period of time in bays close to University Hospital.

The initiative comes after weeks of consultation with Barwon Health, as the City continues to find ways to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Permits have been provided to Barwon Health for distribution to staff and will remain active until a future mutually agreed date when the response to the pandemic recedes and Barwon Health is able to reactivate its employee bus service.

The program applies to on-street parking bays marked two hours (2P) or greater in Myers Street – between Swanston and Moorabool streets – and off-street parking in Haymarket Car Park.

The latest measure follows Council’s decision in March to make all metered parking in the CBD free until 30 June.

Motorists are still asked to follow the time restrictions and keep out of special zones such as disability parking bays, bus zones, loading zones and no stopping zones.

We have also offered permit holders in City-owned CBD off-street car parks the opportunity to suspend their permits if they are not using them.

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