GOLD Coast City Council have this afternoon voted to introduce paid parking for senior officials at Bundall’s Evandale precinct.
The Bulletin this morning revealed the Gold Coast City Council would be forced to either pass on a $650,000 fringe benefit tax to ratepayers, or force senior officials such as Mayor Tom Tate to pay up to $18 a week to park at the council chambers.
Pay and display meters similar to those in Surfers Paradise, Southport and Broadbeach will be introduced at Evandale from August 4.
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The introduction of fees will affect 60 staff at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, though patrons will continue to park for free.
The fees are expected to bring in more than $170,000 into the city’s coffers.
Of the 15-member council, 12 voted in favour of introducing charges.