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The Australian city switches off ALL parking meters during the coronavirus pandemic

Australian city shuts down ALL parking meters during coronavirus pandemic so people ‘have less to worry about’

  • Brisbane will shut down nearly 1,000 parking meters in the city on Friday
  • Measures will ease the burden on the local population during the stressful period of the coronavirus
  • Brisbane City Council has been praised on social media for their kind gesture
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During the coronavirus pandemic, Brisbane City Council will switch off all parking meters and reduce the rates on two large parking garages.

The meters in the Wesley, Mater, Princess Alexandra and Queensland Children’s Hospital will be turned off on Friday, as will Fortitude Valley and South Bank.

All other meters in the city – some 1,000 in total – will be turned off on Monday, eliminating drivers’ need to pay for parking and avoiding fines.

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Brisbane City Council will shut down nearly 1,000 parking meters across the city starting Friday (stock image)

Brisbane City Council will shut down nearly 1,000 parking meters across the city starting Friday (stock image)

“As of Friday, we will turn off every parking meter across Brisbane, so residents who still have to work will have less to worry about,” the Council said on Facebook.

“We are also reducing parking costs in our King George Square and Wickham Terrace parking lots to just $ 5 a day.”

Many residents praised the municipality’s action on social media.

‘Thank you! I have yet to work and this will help! reads a comment.

“Because I was pregnant, I really wanted to avoid catching the train to work. Now this will help so much! ‘

“Stylish move,” read another message. “Brisbane City Council, thank you!”

The measures have been implemented to ease the burden during the stressful period and give peace to the locals. In the photo: two girls with face masks cross George St in Brisbane

The measures have been implemented to ease the burden during the stressful period and give peace to the locals. In the photo: two girls with face masks cross George St in Brisbane

The measures have been implemented to ease the burden during the stressful period and give peace to the locals. In the photo: two girls with face masks cross George St in Brisbane

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