Walking through the City is always a delight, the smell of coffee brewing in cafes fills the air, and the NQ sun is kissing your skin.
Prior to that though, you probably cursed like a pirate while trying to slot into a car park.
Parking has long been an issue in the CBD, and it has cost us!
Since January 1, parking inspectors have ticketed Townsville cars with $1,099,893 worth of parking fines.
The massive cost was spread over 17,860 tickets.
Business owners in the CBD are currently protesting to have '1 hour free parking' spots introduced.
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