Advocacy during the COVID-19 crisis

By Stuart Norman, Parking Australia CEO

Parking Australia has been extremely active in advocating for the industry during this national crisis. This has included engagement with the Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit, the NSW, WA and Victorian Governments on Congestion / Parking Space Levies, other key industry bodies and of course, many members from a range of segments in the parking industry.

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Alliance for Parking Standards and Park’nPay App

By Stuart Norman, CEO Parking Australia

The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) will release the finalised Version 2.0 of the global parking standard later this month, following a public review of the draft standard in the second half of 2019. This ground-breaking initiative will establish a common language for data elements and definitions in the parking, transportation, and mobility sectors – streamlining innovation, progress and technology in our industry – and beyond.

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Accident hot spots and Park’n’Pay app

By Stuart Norman, CEO Parking Australia

Parking Australia has initiated discussions with AAMI to explore what we as an industry can do to decrease the number of accidents. It would be illogical to think that we can stop accidents occurring in our car parks, but we should do everything we can to make them as safe as possible.

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NSW Government Park’nPay App – In breach of anti-competition policy?

By Stuart Norman, CEO Parking Australia

On Thursday 17 October the NSW Government launched their Park’nPay App. The NSW Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello, was joined by the Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance, to announce the ‘new’ technology. The first problem is that the technology is not new. Secondly, there are a number of Parking Australia members who have provided such technology for many years.

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Is the parking industry facing regulation?

By Stuart Norman, CEO Parking Australia

On 10 September a group heading up the Airports for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ) released a statement calling on the federal government to further regulate Australia’s major airports. Part of this call was to regulate airport parking prices which received significant press coverage, albeit as Myriam Robin from the Australia Financial Review stated, ’Tabloids reheating ancient airport price-gouging figures’.

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