LIVERPOOL Council has adopted a new parking permit scheme to ease the financial burden and inconvenience facing residents and local businesses.
The new scheme will exempt residents, business vehicles and visitors from having to pay parking fees, while at the same time providing equitable on-street parking spaces for road users.
The purpose of the scheme is to ensure that parking controls needed to manage traffic movement and parking within the city centre do not unreasonably affect residents.
The cost to issue a permit for the council is estimated at $35 per permit.
To assist eligible residents directly affected by ticketed parking, the council report recommends permits be issued free for the first year, with full cost recovery for subsequent years.
The current business parking scheme allows parking in No Parking and Council Permit Holders Excepted zones for $1000 a year.
Permit holders can park in ticketed parking spaces in the city centre under the new scheme.