May 2024 Message from the CEO – Jeremy Irvine

This edition includes news on our events, engagement and, sadly, the passing of Parking Australia Life Member Glen Holdsworth.

Glen Holdsworth

First up in this edition, we note the passing last week of Parking Australia Life Member Glen Holdsworth. Glen’s leadership over many years was instrumental to Parking Australia being what it is today. Glen served on the Association Committee for 20 years; 10 of these as President. You can read more about his important contribution here.

We extend our sympathies to the Holdsworth family and reached out to them upon hearing of the sad news. Glen’s funeral, which I will attend, will be held at 2.00pm this Friday in Nerang, and will be available for viewing online.

Melbourne networking event 29 May

What’s coming down the road – evolution (or revolution) in parking and mobility technology is the topic for our upcoming networking event from 3.00pm-6.00pm on Wednesday 29 May. Our excellent panel consisting of Josh Bakhbakhi (CAVU), Craig Logan (EasyPark ANZ), Jocelyn Chiew (City of Melbourne), and Lena Zaltash (Melbourne Airport), moderated by Parking Australia Vice President Mosstyn Howell, will look at the trends they’re seeing locally and overseas. The session will include Q&A and interactive audience discussion. A reminder, this event is free for all staff of all members to attend. Register now!

National Roads & Traffic

We are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with National Roads & Traffic for this year’s conference, taking place on October 30-31, 2024, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

In collaboration with National Roads & Traffic, we are extending a special 10% discount on exhibition and sponsorship prices to all Parking Australia members. This partnership not only strengthens our ties within the parking sector but also provides valuable opportunities for networking and showcasing innovative solutions.

Space within the Parking Zone is limited, and speaking slots in the parking stream are in high demand. If you are interested in booking a spot for yourself or your colleagues, please contact Hoss Esmaeilzadeh (02 8908 8512/ at your earliest convenience to secure your place.

Furthermore, we are excited to announce that the Parking Awards will be held on 30 October in Melbourne, in conjunction with the conference. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Park, Lunch and Learn – EV Charging Council Case Studies

Thank you to the many members and colleagues who joined us recently for this event; it was great to see so many people attend and get so much from the day. Members can log into the member-only section of the website (log in and click on Presentations) for the key lessons, relevant links, and the videos from the session. Our thanks again also to our sponsor, the NRMA and also UNSW for hosting us, as well as the support from our three supplier speakers on the day, too.

Upcoming events

IPMI, 9 – 12 June, Columbus, Ohio, USA: Parking Australia members can save 10% on full conference registrations.

Perth, 19 June. Join us for breakfast in the city (St George’s Terrace) from 7.15am for our WA networking breakfast – the future of parking (planning and technology). An interactive panel discussion featuring WA thought leaders will be featured. To register early click here. Thank you to Wilson Parking for being our major sponsor.

Adelaide, 28 August. Topic: Driving excellence in customer service – lessons learned from paths well-travelled. More details to come.

Hobart, 18 September. Member roundtable. Details to come.

Sydney 27 November: Topic: The big picture – where does parking fit in the broader policy and planning landscape? UNSW, Kensington. More details to come.

If you’re interested in being either a speaker or sponsor (Venue, Major Event, or Networking Session) at a Parking Australia event, please pop us a line. All speaker proposals based on the topics above are welcomed, noting with panels of three-four people we cannot facilitate everyone’s requests to speak but will keep people’s offers on file for future events.

Sponsorship packages are bespoke and developed in collaboration with the firms and are based on a range of factors including for example links to the topic, relevance to the audience/market, and ongoing engagement with members.  Speaker and sponsor interest can be provided to CEO Jeremy Irvine by Monday 1 July.

Welcome and thanks

A welcome to our ever-growing list of members and thank you to those many renewing members – your support of the Association is appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon! If you’re not a member, and would like to join us, please join online here.

A reminder too of all the great benefits to Parking Australia members including the unlimited number of staff we invite from each member firm to join us at our networking events, for example. You can also pop your news, events, and jobs across and we will add to the Parking Australia website.


We posted a 60-second summary of the Federal Budget on Budget night (14 May) on LinkedIn, providing an overview of key economic and other statistics, as well as a brief look at some key program announcements.

Our member briefing this month includes a reminder of AGM dates, an advocacy briefing, and more news.

Members can read more on these matters and other Parking Australia member news by logging into the member portal.

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