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5 comments:

  1. D'Esterre, 23. October 2020, 12:29

    Ok. A commentator suggested recently that WCC ought to acquire parking buildings in the CBD, so that it can more easily implement its policy of removing street parking. This sounds like a plan to me. WCC can limit the work on the library to remediation of the floor connections (which is all that’s needed) and apply the money saved to the purchase of parking facilities. Thanks to Wilson Parking having agreed to divest itself of three parking facilities, WCC can acquire one or more of them. To the advantage of ratepayers who are obliged – or wish – to visit the CBD.

     
  2. julienz, 23. October 2020, 13:27

    I seem to recall a few years ago WCC divested itself of carpark buildings and then immediately increased the cost of on street parking, effectively gifting increased revenue to private parking businesses.

     
  3. D'Esterre, 23. October 2020, 14:31

    Julienz: “….WCC divested itself of carpark buildings and then immediately increased the cost of on street parking, effectively gifting increased revenue to private parking businesses.” That turned out well for the WCC, did it not? Maybe now it’ll consider reinvestment in parking buildings. Though I’m not hopeful.

     
  4. greenwelly, 23. October 2020, 16:45

    The council dodged a bullet by selling its car parks, given that the James Smith car parking building is now closed and earthquake stickered.

     
  5. D'Esterre, 23. October 2020, 18:54

    greenwelly: “….the James Smith car parking building is now closed and earthquake stickered.” No guarantee that it’d have been repaired, were WCC still the owner. In fact, WCC’s failure to do anything about the Library suggests that the status of James Smith would be the same as it is now. However. I’m not sure why this would militate against WCC buying one or more of Wilson Parking’s disinvestments. As far as we know, none of them is earthquake-damaged.