An extra 70 car parking spaces are set to become open to the public from Monday.
City of Launceston council has opened its Cimitiere Street Car Park to the public.
The site, where Harvest Launceston is held, was formerly council staff parking.
The extra spaces will be available from Monday to Friday for $6 all day, or $2 an hour. It will be closed to the public until 2.30pm on Saturdays for the market, but will then become free parking. The car park will also be free on Sundays.
City of Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten said he was pleased to be able to open the former council car park to the public before the busy Christmas shopping period.
“This means there will now be 100 parking spots available to the public between both the Cameron and Cimitiere Street sites - an extra 70 that will no doubt take the pressure off motorists looking for somewhere to park,” he said.
The spaces have been made available because the council has moved its car park to C.H Smith, which is set to open to the public in 2019.
Spaces in the ground floor level of C.H Smith will be based on the same fee structure as the Paterson St East and West multi-storey car parks.
This means there will now be 100 parking spots available to the public.Albert van Zetten