City to reopen multi-level carpark to reduce parking stress for St Barbara’s Square reopening
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will reopen a multi-level carpark in the city’s CBD this weekend in time for the reopening of St Barbara’s Square.
The two-storey Brookman Street carpark has been closed for more than two years since the relocation of Kmart and Coles to the redeveloped Egan Street shopping complex.
But both levels will open from 7am on Saturday.
Mayor Glenn Wilson said the decision would help alleviate parking pressures in the CBD and provide additional parking for the long-awaited St Barbara’s Square reopening on Sunday.
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“Opening the Brookman Street carpark is a viable solution to parking during this weekend’s exciting events — the St Barbara’s Parade and the reopening of St Barbara’s Square,” he said.
“It’s going to be a very busy weekend for our city, also possibly a very hot one, so we don’t want community members to not attend because of parking issues.
“Its opening comes at the perfect time for this weekend; however, it is also an ongoing incentive for residents to shop locally this holiday season.
“They will now be able to come into town, find a place to park, and support our local businesses who give back to our community.”
A community event on Sunday will take place from 9am for the grand reopening of St Barbara’s Square, with activations in the square and Santa’s Grotto.
The multimillion-dollar redevelopment stretches from St Barbara’s Square to the rear of the City Markets Arcade, and features alfresco dining and entertainment areas, a water play area and silky pear-themed children’s playground.
St Barbara’s Parade will start down Hannan Street at 10am.
Temporary toilet facilities will be available behind the City Markets Arcade, which will open from Sunday and be open daily from 7am to 5pm.
The City said this block featured male, female and universal access toilets and would be cleaned regularly.
Permanent toilet facilities will be constructed early in the new year.
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