Is parking really a priority?

By Stuart Norman, CEO Parking Australia

We know from the media that parking is a priority for those who live and work in areas where parking is in scarce supply. It can mean the difference between getting to work or an appointment on time, picking up the children before day care closes or being able to visit a sick relative. But is parking really a priority for decision and policy makers? Having thought about this, I have come to the conclusion that for most it goes into the too hard basket.

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How can we challenge negative reports on parking?

By Stuart Norman, CEO Parking Australia  

The Parking Industry is, more often than not, portrayed in a negative light when receiving any sort of media coverage. It’s difficult to find fair and balanced articles. One such example was published in The Herald Sun on 14 July 2019 with the headline, ‘Inspectors Ring Up Riches’.

Before I go into detail on this article’s misdeeds, it is a timely reminder as to why we have John Pender the CEO of the Australian Press Council speaking at OUTLOOK in November.

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How technology and parking can assist in reducing congestion

By Stuart Norman, CEO – Parking Australia

In recent weeks I’ve read how travel times on key roads in a number of our capital cities are increasing. For those of you who sit in traffic to and from work, it will come as no surprise. In a study commissioned by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), with GPS data from tens of thousands of cars across Australia, it was reported that the average speed during the morning and evening peak fell in all major capital cities.

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Parking Australia seeks to engage with government

By Stuart Norman, CEO – Parking Australia

On Wednesday 8 May, Parking Australia Vice-President Mosstyn Howell, Board Member James English and I, met with the Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, the Hon. Alan Tudge MP. This meeting was the result of a concerted effort to have the minister engage with us specifically, regarding the Liberal Party’s commuter car park policy.

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Controversy over commuter car parks

By Stuart Norman, CEO – Parking Australia

On 2 April the Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the budget which included significant funding for roads, rail and commuter car parking. In total the government has committed $500m to create or improve commuter car parking at 12 public transport hubs in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Six of the commuter parks are in Melbourne’s east and south eastern suburbs with four pledged for New South Wales and two in Brisbane.

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