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New year, new parking options

Brisbane City Council announced earlier this month that it will be offering some relief for motorists travelling into inner-city districts with 15 minutes of free parking in the new year.

According to a statement by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, the City will be investing $1.94million into the free-parking project, with 8855 inner city parking spaces set to offer this option from 1 January 2015.

This is not the only investment in inner-city parking improvements, according to the mayor.

"Council is investing $1.6million to upgrading its 1122 electronic parking meters this financial year to improve the customer experience, with new technology due to be switched on by 1 January," said Mr Quirk.

While those who own Bulimba real estate will most likely catch the ferry for their daily commute, the improved parking in city-fringe suburbs will make it easier for those who work in an area further from a terminal. It will also make it easier to run errands and support local businesses.

Mayor Quirk highlights that this change will help to stimulate the local economy, with small businesses set to benefit from the expected increase in local parking options for motorists.

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