According to a recent news article, parking levies in the Perth CBD area have not (yet) been fully spent on the Perth CAT buses. Of the nearly $60 million collected from Perth car park owners in parking levies since 2009, only $22 million have been spent on the service thus far.
The Property Council of Australia, the City of Perth and the RAC are “demanding” that the Government deliver on its promise and spend the remaining $38 million on improving public transport.
The levy, introduced in 1999, applies to CBD premises with more than five car spaces; the levy amount in 2009-10 was $586 per bay. The 200% increase in that year was attributed to the need to finance the CAT services and free transit zone travel.