Monday, August 21, 2006

Bracks Listens, Denies, Does It Anyway?

Brackswatch received the following submission from a member of the public:

Some weeks ago when the Opposition suggested rail cars parks would become fee paying there where immediate denials from the Bracks government.

Seems however that exactly such a development may now be in the works for after the November election.

You will find this in the Connex contract via

Franchise Agreement - Train - Public Release.doc

Section 10.6 Car parking page 93

a) Upon completion of the works in accordance with the Car Park Security Design Brief, the Franchisee may charge a maximum of $2.00 per day escalated by the CPI Multiplier each calendar year for use of a car park at the Stations where security works have been completed in accordance with the Car Park Security Design Brief.

(b) The Franchisee may submit a proposal to the Director to charge passengers intending to use the Passenger Services a reasonable charge (which shall be no more than the maximum charge set by the Director) for car parking spaces in addition to those required to be upgraded under paragraphs (c) to (g) where:

(i) the Franchisee can establish to the reasonable satisfaction of the Director that those car parking spaces are in excess of the number of car parking spaces at that Station at the Franchise Commencement Date and in addition to those required to be upgraded under paragraph (c) to (g); or

(ii) the car parking spaces comprise up to 50% of the car parking at a Station at the Franchise Commencement Date (provided that that Station is not the subject of an upgrade under paragraphs (c) to (g)) and those car parking spaces are:

(A) situated within a fenced area that has a boom gate controlling the entry to and exit from those car parking spaces; and

(B) staffed at all times on Weekdays when trains are scheduled to stop at the relevant Station (including for a reasonable time before and after the first and last scheduled train);

or satisfy other security requirements agreed with the Director.

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At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be quite happy to pay $2 a day if they upgraded seceurity and there was a pretty good chance my car would be there when I got back.

At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's your whinging now?
How about renaming your blog, "keeping Steve accountable till 2014'. That should keep you busy.

At 1:13 PM, Blogger nev said...

Just saying hullo. I see you are are not a great Bracks supporter. It looks like you have him for a few more years yet. Good luck.

At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another smashing, couldn't even comfortably carry the Liberal tollway seats.

Go Steve.

At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wonderful – Another four years for this do nothing government. Unbelievable.

We desperately need more dams and roads but all this pathetic lot do is talk about it.

I notice the government paid advertising is back on the radio full bore again. Last year they spent something like $290 million on that crap.

I guess the high country people really appreciate Brack’s banning the maintain cattle men now.

The extra fuel load in the bush the cattle would have eaten is helping them keep there mind off not having much water or the fact Brack’s lot are releasing lots of it into rivers to keep the greenies happy.

Still there is one ray of sun shine in all of this I can say “Don’t blame me I voted for Ted for the next four years” assuming I don’t move North and escape. :-)


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