Car parking technology coming to Bunjil Place precinct

Issued Monday 6 November 2017

The City of Casey will commence installation of Smart Parking sensor technology from Monday 6 November in the Bunjil Place precinct.

Smart Parking provides real time information on parking through a cloud based service, collected by sensors located in the ground. The sensors send data to smart phone apps and traffic signs to help guide visitors to an available parking space.

A total of 904 sensors will be installed within the existing free library, Casey Arc and Bunjil Place basement car parks. Following the demolition of the existing Civic Centre building, this car park will also be installed with the sensor technology.

Two traffic signs will be installed on Patrick Northeast Drive and one at the entrance to the Bunjil Place basement car park, to show the parking availability within the three car parks. One sign will face vehicles entering from Magid Drive and the other for vehicles entering from Overland Drive.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz said this is an exciting step forward for the City of Casey. As our city continues to grow, demand for parking will increase.

“As part of Casey’s journey towards becoming a smart city, we’re installing this new sensor technology to help make finding a car park quicker and easier”, said the Mayor.

“This technology will assist our residents and visitors coming to Bunjil Place by alleviating the need to drive around in circles looking for a parking space.

“The provision of sensors in the precinct will provide significant benefits to Council and the community, 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.

“To minimise any potential disruptions within these car parks during the sensor installation, the majority of work has been scheduled to occur overnight.

“Once the installation is finished later in the month I encourage everyone heading to the Bunjil Place precinct to utilise the app prior to departure and the signs on their arrival to help find an available parking space. Details of the app will be released once the installation is complete”.