Businesses fight parking levy in Adelaide

A coalition of South Australia’s most influential property owners have joined forces to fight the State Government’s Transport Development Levy planned for Adelaide’s CBD. We posted about this levy earlier this year

Led by the SA branch of the Property Council of Australia, the State Coalition to Repeal the Parking Tax (SCRPT, or ‘SCRaP iT’) is calling on the Premier to abandon the annual tax of $750 per space.

Adelaide Now has reported the Premier has already said he will not agree to scrapping the parking levy, planning its implementation from July 1, 2014, conveniently AFTER next year’s election.

The government claims that the estimated $25m per year in revenue will be used to deliver public transport infrastructure such as improved ‘Park-and-ride’ facilities.

North Adelaide, residential and disabled parking spots will be exempt.

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