Sunshine Coast Council has pledged to again waive the parking fees for the Caloundra CBD over the upcoming Christmas-New Year period.
The annual parking amnesty in downtown Caloundra will run from Saturday, December 1 to Sunday, January 27.
However while the parking meters will be switched off, time limits will still apply.
Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said funds raised throughout the year by Caloundra’s parking meters were used for projects, facilities and other services in downtown Caloundra that would not otherwise be possible.
“The amnesty period will cover the critical pre-Christmas shopping time and the post-Christmas summer sales, both important retail engagement periods for locals as well as visitors to town,” Cr Dwyer said.
“It will also support the activities that ramp up from December 1 and across the school holiday period in downtown Caloundra.”
During this period, parking officers will continue patrolling downtown Caloundra to address compliance with CBD parking regulations, and in turn, ensure parking availability is optimised during the Christmas holidays.