Times Past: April 4, 1984

Hannah Neale
By Hannah Neale
April 3 2022 - 2:30pm

Free all-day parking in Civic? Believe it or not but almost 40 years ago paid parking, now ubiquitous in the CBD, was still 12-months away from becoming the norm. On this day in 1984 The Canberra Times reported on plans from the National Capital Development Commission to eliminate all free long-stay parking in Civic within the next year.


Hannah Neale

Hannah Neale


Hannah is a general reporter with The Canberra Times. She is currently covering the early breaking news shift and is ready to chase your morning headlines. Hannah started as a journalist with The Southern Highland News and The Goulburn Post before moving to the ACT. Twitter: @neale_hannah

Get the latest Canberra news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.