The NSW government will make more parking bays available on its parking app with two commercial giants coming onboard following a successful run for the app since its launch a few months ago.
In the coming weeks, Wilson Parking and Secure Parking will also supply data on their parking stock via the government’s Park’nPay app. They will continue to manage payments through their own platforms.
Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello says it’s a game changer for drivers.
“Wilson Parking and Secure Parking collectively operate about 250 commercial car parks across metro Sydney, comprising of more than 125,000 parking bays, accessed by millions of drivers each year,” he said.
“This is a big win for drivers. Whether you’re visiting family and friends or doing some shopping, there will be more opportunities to use the app to find that ideal spot and reduce congestion.”
Since the app went live in October, it has been downloaded 9,500 times, with 7,823 transactions completed on it.
The Park’nPay app was launched in Liverpool City Council, The Rocks and parts of Darling Harbour and Pyrmont.
Central Coast Council will also trial the app. It will replace Council’s current ParkSpot app.
“Central Coast Council is cooperating with the NSW Government to provide a new Park’n Pay app to the Central Coast community,” a Council spokesperson told Government News.
In December, the council also launched a free Gosford CBD shuttle bus service to ease parking in the area.
The shuttle runs approximately every 10 minutes during peak times, taking passengers to key Gosford CBD locations. The locations of the buses can also be tracked online.
“We are aware that workers within the Gosford CBD have difficulties finding all-day parking opportunities,” Council’s Director of Roads, Transport, Drainage and Waste Boris Bolgoff said.
“This shuttle bus service will provide easier access to the CBD area without the stress of finding suitable car parking.”
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