Parking Australia promotes use of car parks for events
With car parks in many places around the country still not anywhere near capacity, Parking Australia has been looking around the world for ideas on how to get people back using these key assets. In the USA, churches are holding their services in car parks and drive-in cinemas are showing sport on their big screens.
Last week, Parking Australia joined forces with Melbourne event king, Bruce Keebough from The Big Group, to promote the use of car parks for events. This came about after a discussion with a mutual contact, about how to get the events industry working again.
Parking Australia’s CEO, Stuart Norman, was interviewed on ABC Melbourne’s Mornings show and quoted in both Melbourne major newspapers, as well as being interviewed from a car park roof top on Wednesday evening on Sky News Australia.
Parking Australia is open for expressions of interest, from groups and individuals, who would potentially like to use car parks to hold events. It is our view that these events could be held right across the country, in both private and publicly operated car parks, while we move to COVID-normal in the coming months and into next year.
Parking Australia is running with the hashtag #PimpUpMyCarPark, as it has been used previously and we encourage those in the industry to share thoughts, photos or videos, as we promote alternative uses for car parks.