Canberra drivers will be slugged an extra $5 million over four years through the introduction of paid parking in the city in the evenings and on weekends.
Car parking at London Circuit, the Civic Pool, next to Commonwealth Avenue and at the Canberra Institute of Technology will be charged until 10.30pm on weekdays and from 9am until 10.30pm on weekends.
The new fees will begin on September 1.
Drivers will pay a maximum of $5 for parking between 5.30pm and 10.30pm on weekdays and any time on weekends.
Parking hours for all-day tickets purchased on weekdays will be extended to until 10.30pm and will rise to $15 from July. And workers who park in the city all day will pay $18 a day from July 2018.
The changes will collect $1.05 million in new revenue in 2015-16, rising to $1.3 million for 2016-17 and 2017-18, and rising again to collect $1.35 million in 2018-19.
More revenue will come from a planned 6 per cent increase to territory wide parking fees, reaping the government about $1 million each year.
The increases are designed to encourage changes in driver behaviour, promoting short-stay parking turnover and public transport use around Canberra.
Traffic fines netted $20.4 million for the government in 2014-15, nearly $2 million less than forecast.
Parking fines brought in about $10.5 million in the same period, $1.9 million less than expected.
The budget shows the lower than expected revenue from parking fines was caused by technical difficulties with the Parkmobile smartphone application, leading to a series of complaints and "reduced compliance enforcement".
Conversely, the increase in areas with pay parking helped reduce fines by about $1 million because drivers better followed these rules. Another $600,000 in parking fines was lost as the National Capital Authority took over compliance in the parliamentary triangle.
Parking fine revenue will increase to $13.6 million in 2015-16 as inspectors work longer hours to enforce limits.
The cost of drivers licences will increase by 3 per cent, making a five-year full licence issue or renewal fee $171.60, up from $167.10.
Registration fees will rise 5 per cent each year, raising another $15.5 million, however, this will be partly offset by a reduction in the administration fee from $15 to $10 per transaction for those who pay quarterly or half-yearly.
Households will have a $66 increase for the fire and emergency services levy this year, followed by $40 year-on-year increases to 2018.
The road rescue fee, paid as part of car registration, will increase to $25, up by $8.40. The increase will raise almost $10 million over four years.
The ambulance levy, paid as part of private health insurance, will increase by $6 for individuals and $12 for families.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr defended the increases in fees and charges as "modest" and in line with other Australian capital cities.
He said only a small number of car parks would now have charges for weekends and evenings.
"That is already the case in a number of car parks that are privately operated in the city," he said.
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