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Can cheap parking and store-only discounts boost CBD foot traffic?

Consumers need an incentive to get back to the CBDs. Image: Bigstock.
Without an immediate boost to foot traffic in Australia’s major cities there will be “permanent irreparable damage” to the retail and hospitality industry, according to Brand Collective CEO Caleb Brown.  Speaking at the Australian Retail Association’s Leaders Forum last week, Brown called on parking operators and local government to work together to make the tens of thousands of commercial parking spaces in CBDs more affordable for commuters.   “One of the great turnoffs