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

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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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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