The government will collect between S$8 million to S$10 million a year from parking fees imposed on teachers for parking in school compounds, but only S$32,485 from MPs for parking at Parliament House and all HDB carparks across Singapore.
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung revealed the revenue that could potentially be collected from teachers yesterday (9 Jul) in a written response to a Parliamentary questioned filed by Workers’ Party Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera.
Mr Ong said that that the revenue generated from teachers’ parking fees will be retained by schools.
Teachers will need to pay for season parking come August this year.
During the school term, the monthly season parking rate for cars is S$75 for an uncovered lot and S$100 for a sheltered lot.
During the school holidays, the rate is lowered to S$15 and S$20 for an uncovered lot and sheltered lot, respectively.
Meanwhile, the government has remained silent over public outcry at the “heavily discounted” parking rate for Singapore’s 89 parliamentarians.
The MPs pay S$365 a year – a buck a day – to park at Parliament House and all HDB carparks across Singapore.
The parking rate for HDB carparks is 60cents per half hour, with some HDB carparks in town charging up to S$1.20 per half hour.
Parking at Parliament House – which is situated just next to the popular Boat Quay stretch of pubs and bars – costs S$1.13 per half hour before 6pm, and S$2.06 per entry after 6pm from Monday to Friday.