Smart Parking kicks in at Bunjil Place Precinct

December 20, 2017 by  

The sensor technology of Smart Parking has arrived at the popular Bunjil Place Precinct in Narre Warren.

Undertaken by the City of Casey Council, the Smart Parking technology is cloud-based and uses sensors on the ground to provide information about parking opportunities.

According to Mayor Sam Aziz, data is sent by the sensors to traffic signs and mobile phone apps to assist visitors with the often difficult task of finding an available space to park.

In total, the Bunjil Place, Casey Arc and library basement carparks have been equipped with 904 sensors with the service to be extended to the Civic Centre building carpark once demolition of the existing building has been completed.

Mayor Aziz described the latest parking innovation as:

“an exciting step forward”

He said the new sensor technology represented another step towards Casey transitioning into a ‘smart city’ while also making the task of find car parking spaces so much easier and quicker, especially to those needing to briefly park to pick up goods from local print shops, food vendors and the like.

The benefits to the community and council, he added, are many including:

“the ability to manage parking demand, to ensure fair access to short-stay parking spaces is prioritised closer to businesses and facilities, to reduce traffic congestion caused by cars circling for a park, and the ability to integrate additional car parks into the system in the future.”