Mayor unveils parking spaces for car share scheme in Mascot Railway St

Published on 02 June 2014

Mayor unveils parking spaces for car share scheme
Ben Keneally, Mayor of the City of Botany Bay and Stan Kondilios, Councillor of Ward 4 today unveiled two dedicated car parking spaces in the Mascot Railway Station Precinct for the GoGet Car Share Scheme.

Council recently approved GoGet as a car share operator for the City of Botany Bay. GoGet vehicles will have sole use of the two dedicated car parking spaces located in John Street and Church Avenue.

“The allocated parking spaces will make it easier and more accessible for residents to use the service,” Mr Keneally said.

"Any resident can register and make use of the GoGet car share for a fee by visiting www.goget.com.au.”

The Mayor highlighted the significant population growth in the precinct and the changing demographics. More residents are using public transport than ever before. While Council ensures that all new developments have adequate off-street car parking for their residents, some residents choose not to own their own vehicle.

“Living in close proximity to a railway station encourages residents to take advantage of public transport on a regular basis,” Mayor Keneally said.

“As a result of this convenience some residents may choose not to own a vehicle, however on occasion they may need or wish to have use of a vehicle for a short period of time.”

Cr Kondilios said that many of his constituents welcomed the new car share facilities in Mascot.

“Car share schemes work in a similar manner to car pooling,” Cr Kondilios said, “knowing that a share car will be available if they need it makes it easier for residents who choose not to own a car of their own.

“This leads to an overall reduction in cars on local roads,” Cr Kondilios said.

“Car share schemes are good for the environment, good for residents and good for our roads,” Mayor Keneally concluded.

“By providing GoGet with on-street car share bays, the City of Botany Bay has shown that they understand the value of car share and its proven community benefit. Local residents will now have access to vehicles when they need them by the hour – and never have to pay for petrol, insurance or rego.  We see this as a great start,” said Tristan Sender, CEO of GoGet.