This is becoming a monotonously annual pout. Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission criticises Melbourne Airport for their usurious parking charges. Might I suggest that he does something about it instead of appearing in annual media conferences?
Some wicked people avoid Melbourne Airport's rip off parking charges by parking on the side of a freeway and waiting for a phone call to come and collect whoever is arriving and they are to meet.
Well, our Vic Roads is ensuring that Melbourne Airport's parking profits continue to flow by putting a chain fence along the freeway that will prevent parking.
Of course there is a new bus route that calls in to the airport, but before you think of catching that and again endangering Melbourne Airport's mega parking profits, consider the walk. As reported in reliable media, Melbourne Airport requested that the bus not be stopped in a place convenient to travellers, but a good ten minute walk away. A ten minute walk for a fit person with luggage might be ok, but it is not for everyone. Ben has more detail on the inconvenient bus at the airport here.
There is always the glimmer of hope that we may one day get a train line to the airport built, but of course it will no doubt be set up like Sydney's where it is almost cheaper for a single person to get a taxi that pay for the train.