ANOTHER car park in the central business district will now be monitored by Bathurst Regional Council’s parking rangers.
Councillors last week agreed for council to monitor ALDI’s Russell Street car park on behalf of the store and issue penalty infringement notices where applicable.
Rangers already monitor other car parks in the central business district, including Bathurst Stocklands and Bernardi's IGA.
As per the agreement, parking will be limited to two hours, with monitoring to be undertaken on an “as required” basis.
Attendants will not need to spend a set number of hours monitoring the car park each month under the agreement with ALDI.
Council will receive the income from any infringement notices issued.
ALDI will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of all appropriate signage advising motorists of the car parking restrictions, as well as the line marking and general state of the facility.
The agreement will be entered into for a period of two years, with the option to renew for a further two years.
ALDI will however have the option to terminate the agreement after three months, but no later than four months.
After this period, either party can give six months notice to terminate the agreement.
Council uses a mobile parking patrol vehicle to help enforce parking restrictions in the CBD.
According to figures from the Office of State Revenue, Bathurst Regional Council issued 1830 penalty infringement notices in the 2016-17 financial year.
This amounted to $230,852 of revenue, down from $271,608 in the 2015-16 financial year.