Midlands Mall to charge for parking

2014-03-01 00:00

FROM Monday, the Liberty Midlands Mall will charge visitors for parking.

Centre manager Umi Khan said that since the mall first opened in the city, parking facilities have been provided at no cost to visitors. “However,” she said, “as economic pressures increase, the mall needs to remain viable for its investors and it is for this reason that income needs to be derived from the parking facilities.”

According to Khan, visitors will be able to park for free for the first 20 minutes. Thereafter, rates will be levied as follows: R5 for 20 min–2 hours; R4 for 2–4 hours; R3 for 4–6 hours — cheaper for longer periods and then rising sharply to: R20 for 6-7 hours; R30 for 7-8 hours; and R40 for 8-24 hours.

There will be no differences in tariffs for open parking and undercover parking, and the same charge will apply to all kinds of vehicles.

Pay stations are situated at all entrance passages into the mall, which accept cash, and credit and debit cards. Khan said that staff will be on hand to assist shoppers during the first few weeks.

She also added that work began late last year to significantly improve the Entrance Gate 3 area of the mall, where congestion has been experienced during peak times.

Liberty Midlands Mall, with the input of various professionals, undertook to improve the municipal road for the ultimate benefit of their shoppers, she said. The road works were anticipated to be completed by the end of March.

The road works form part of a R380-million third phase of development at the mall, which Liberty Midlands Mall announced last year. The mall will expand by around 34% onto land adjacent to it in Sanctuary Road and new brands and specialist stores, as well as office space, will be built, increasing the complex’s size by another 19 000 square metres.

Development is anticipated to be completed by mid-2015.

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