City tri­als park­ing sen­sors

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

IN-GROUND park­ing sen­sors look like be­com­ing a re­al­ity for the streets of South Perth.

An in-ground park­ing sen­sor is a de­vice buried un­der­ground that records when a ve­hi­cle ar­rives and de­parts from a park­ing bay.

Once a ve­hi­cle has over­stayed the per­mit­ted time limit, a sig­nal is sent from the sen­sor to the near­est park­ing ranger’s smart phone de­vice.

Other lo­cal gov­ern­ments have in­stalled the de­vices, but this will be the first time the City of South Perth has in­ves­ti­gated the idea.

The City says it is con­duct­ing a three-month trial of the de­vices, with Aus­tralian Park­ing and Rev­enue Con­trol ( APARC) car­ry­ing the cost. Af­ter the trial, the city says it in­tends to re­view the data col­lected and make a de­ci­sion as to whether it will be­come a per­ma­nent fix­ture. Park­ing sen­sors have been in­stalled in Mends Street, be­tween Mill Point Road and South Perth Es­planade, in South Perth, and in Hobbs Av­enue, Como. The City de­nied the plan was another rev­enue-rais­ing stream and said it had is­sued $403,640 in in­fringe­ments for the 2014/2015 fi­nan­cial year.

“The new park­ing sen­sors will re­duce of­fi­cer time in pa­trolling the streets to mark up and mon­i­tor ve­hi­cles,” City of South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty said.

“The in­stal­la­tion of in­ground sen­sors means rangers will be able to at­tend to other is­sues or in­ci­dents while con­tin­u­ing to mon­i­tor park­ing in the City.

“We an­tic­i­pate this ini­tia­tive will as­sist lo­cal busi­nesses in the com­mu­nity who of­ten ex­pe­ri­ence cars park­ing il­le­gally.”

In-ground park­ing sen­sor in Mends Street, South Perth.

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