â€œThe Perth Parking Management Act requires that money raised by the levy be used within the city to fund or improve the CAT bus system, improve public transport access, enhance the pedestrian environment and bicycle access," Ms Scaffidi said.
However, when speaking about the City of Perth's 2009/10 Budget, the focus is on:
â€œWe will also insist that revenue derived from the levy is applied to improvements in public transport and pedestrian amenity in the city, as legislated.â€
The WA Today article also indicates:
Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the State Government's recent "huge" parking levy increase for commercial parking providers had forced the council's hand and demanded to know what the revenue raised would be used for.
which implies that the Parking Levy is all ready there. If this is the case, then why hasn't the 'bicycle access' improved, I can't recall one single bicycle access improvement in the CBD, and in fact it has gone backwards with the building of the Arena and now the closure of the Entertainment Centre Car Park.
If an additional $16.4M is expected to be raised, how much of this extra revenue will be spent on 'bicycle access'?