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Brisbane Powerhouse have introduced managed parking.

Like a lot of businesses and arts venues we had to temporarily close our doors in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, with the support from local, state and federal governments, we reopened in July 2020, and have continued to operate since then.

The experience of COVID-19 has shown us that the artistic life of our city is more important now than ever. To generate funds to enable us to continue to support a thriving arts and creative scene in Brisbane, Brisbane Powerhouse have introduced managed parking.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR PATRONS

The managed parking solution we have chosen is simple. It will be easy to use, and reasonably priced when compared to other city fringe parking with the first 30 minutes free.

Time  Rate 
Less than 30 mins  FREE 
30 mins – 3 hours   $5 
3 hours – 12 hours   $9 
Night rate – flat rate from 5pm   $9 
Lost ticket  $20 
  • For less than 30 minutes parking is free at all times. 
  • Between 30 minutes and 3 hours, parking is $5 from 3am to 5pm daily. 
  • Between 3 hours and 12 hours, parking is $9 from 3am daily. 
  • For parking from 5pm the flat night rate is $9.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR NEIGHBOURS

Our neighbours will see minor construction works starting from June 2021. Works will include electrical and minor car park modifications to incorporate managed parking equipment.

FAQS
GENERAL

Why is Brisbane Powerhouse introducing managed parking? 

  • The car park regularly reaches capacity with significant car park demand stemming from patron and non-patron use.  
  • The introduction of managed parking will ease overflow and congestion issues within the car park. 
  • Funds generated will enable Brisbane Powerhouse to continue to support a thriving arts and creative scene in Brisbane. 

When will paid parking start?  

  • Brisbane Powerhouse is introducing managed parking in mid-2021. 

Is there a time limit on the parking at Brisbane Powerhouse?  

  • Parking is available 24/7. Different time periods attract different parking fees. 

Is there any free parking at Brisbane Powerhouse?  

  • For less than 30 mins, parking is free at Brisbane Powerhouse. 

Does parking become free after 5pm?  

  • No, after 5pm is a time of peak demand at the Brisbane Powerhouse. 
  • A flat night rate of $9 will apply from 5pm onwards. 

Who is required to pay?  

  • Everyone who enters the car park for longer than 30 minutes will be required to pay. 

Can I pre-pay for parking? 

  • To avoid queues after your show, you can prepay the $9 flat rate after 5pm. Just go to the pay station on arrival to pay in advance.

How many car parks are there at the Brisbane Powerhouse? 

  • There are 148 car park spaces including six designated accessible parking spaces for permit holders. 

Are there enough disability parking spots?  

  • Yes, our car park has the required number of accessible parking spaces given the number of total parking bays that are available. 

Are motorcyclists expected to pay for parking?  

  • Yes. Motorcyclists are expected to pay for parking. 

Where can motorcyclists park?  

  • Motorcyclists are able to park in a car park space. 

Why don’t you create more parking spaces? 

  • Due to our limited footprint, we are unable to easily create more car parking spaces. 

Do other arts precincts charge for parking? 

  • Yes. Brisbane Powerhouse is not alone in using funds raised through the car park to support the city’s arts and culture endeavours. 

How am I benefiting from the introduction of paid parking? 

  • The solution being implemented will be simple, user friendly and reasonably priced when compared to other city fringe parking. 
  • For less than 30 mins, parking is free at Brisbane Powerhouse. 
  • Funds generated will enable Brisbane Powerhouse to continue to support a thriving arts and creative scene in Brisbane. 

What other options are there for me to travel to and from Brisbane Powerhouse? 

  • You are able to walk, use public transport, ride along the bikeways, park in New Farm Park or surrounding streets, or use taxi or rideshare services to pick up or drop off at Brisbane Powerhouse.
  • During busy periods we open a one-way link road Wed-Sat from 5pm which connects to New Farm Park providing more than 200 additional car spaces.
  • New Farm Park gates open Mon–Fri 8.30am–11pm and Sat + Sun 6am–11pm. Exit gate open until 12.30am.
  • If you have a dinner or performance reservation, we encourage you to arrive 40-50 minutes early to give yourself enough time to find a park.

Are there any exemptions? 

  • Yes. We will provide exemptions, only for approved trades people and contractors working at Brisbane Powerhouse. 

Do you have cameras monitoring the car park? 

  • Cameras are located at the car park entry and exit points. 

Is Brisbane Powerhouse building a multi-storey car park?

  • No, we are introducing managed parking for our current car park. The number of car parking spaces will remain the same (148 spaces).
Rates 

How much does parking cost? 

Time  Rate 
Less than 30 mins  FREE 
30 mins – 3 hours   $5 
3 hours – 12 hours   $9 
Night rate – flat rate from 5pm   $9 
Lost ticket  $20 
  • For less than 30 minutes parking is free at all times. 
  • Between 30 minutes and 3 hours, parking is $5 from 3am to 5pm daily. 
  • Between 3 hours and 12 hours, parking is $9 from 3am daily. 
  • For parking from 5pm the flat night rate is $9.

What are the night rate conditions? 

  • Enter after 5pm, exit before 3am. 

What if I don’t exit before 6am? 

  • If you don’t exit before 3am, you’ll be charged as per our pricing schedule. 
  • Please note: day is defined as 3:00am to 2:59am. 

What are the methods of payment for parking? 

  • It is a self-service cashless solution that can be paid at the automatic pay station located adjacent to the car park, or you can pay on exit. 
  • Payment can only be made using credit or debit cards. 

What do I do if I’ve lost my ticket? 

  • If you lose your ticket, you will be charged a $20 lost ticket fee. 

Is there any free parking available?  

  • For less than 30 mins, parking is free at Brisbane Powerhouse. 

Do I have to pay for the whole day if I am only attending a show?  

  • You only need to pay for the amount of time your vehicle is in the car park. For parking from 5pm the flat night rate is $9. 

Can I get a discount if I buy a ticket to a show?  

  • No, we currently do not provide discounts if buying a ticket to a show. 

Can I buy a parking ticket online? 

  • No, we currently do not provide the option to buy parking online. 

Can I buy a parking ticket at the same time I’m buying a ticket to show? 

  • No, we currently do not provide the option to buy parking online when purchasing tickets. 

If I am attending a meeting or conference at Brisbane Powerhouse can I get a discount? 

  • No, we currently do not provide discounts if attending a meeting or conference at Brisbane Powerhouse. 

Can the restaurants provide a discount for parking?  

  • No, as funds generated by the car park will enable Brisbane Powerhouse to continue to support a thriving arts and creative scene in Brisbane. 

What if I just want to make a quick stop? 

  • For less than 30 minutes parking is free at all times. 
 
Local Community

How will you manage the overflow of parking into the surrounding streets? 

  • With only 148 car park spaces at Brisbane Powerhouse, patrons need to plan their visit and consider alternatives such as public transport, taxi and rideshare services, New Farm Park parking or cycling.  
  • Existing signage along surrounding streets indicates where parking is permitted. 

Is there a discount for frequent visitors i.e. to the New Farm Dog Park or Jan Powers Farmers Markets? 

  • With only 148 car park spaces at Brisbane Powerhouse, patrons need to plan their visit and consider alternatives such as public transport, taxi and rideshare services or New Farm Park parking. 
  • For parking less than 30 mins, parking is free at Brisbane Powerhouse. 
Governance

Who made this decision?  

  • The Brisbane Powerhouse Board approved this decision. 

Who manages the car park for Brisbane Powerhouse? 

  • Brisbane Powerhouse appointed PriPark to provide the parking payment solution and infrastructure. 

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