City trials parking sensors
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
SOUTH Perth residents are divided over the introduction of in-ground parking sensors. The the streets to find out what you think.
South Perth resident Justin Di-Re says he couldn’t think of anything worse.
“It has its pros and cons, and I do think it is revenue raising, but it will stop people from parking their cars and going into the city or leaving them there overnight,” Mr Di-Re said.
Canning Vale resident Larissa Amaranti said she visits South Perth all the time and thinks the introduction of in-ground parking sensors is a great idea. 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.
“I come to South Perth all the time and there is very limited parking here, so I am glad to know I can get a space,” Ms Amaranti said.
Mohammed Alansari agreed the new parking system would stop people abusing the parking time limits.
“To know who is parking here and how long is a good thing,” Mr Parking sensors have been installed in Mends Street, between Mill Point Road and South Perth Esplanade, in South Perth, and in Hobbs
“”Many people like me come to South Perth from the city for business and want to know they can get a park.
“I have spoken to people who say under the old system of rangers handing out tickets, there have been mistakes and they have been issued a fine without the parking inspector really knowing how long they have been there.”
South Perth property owner Kathryn Greenhalgh said she has a real issue with the amount Perth residents pay for parking.
“Of course it is revenue 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.”
raising,” Mrs Greenhalgh said.
“Parking issues are always annoying but a sensor that alerts a ranger is just pure revenue raising.
“Is the council going to now cut the number of rangers on the streets to save themselves money?
“Everyone hates rangers or parking inspectors, but it is a job and will those rangers no longer needed for parking be deployed elsewhere - another revenue raiser?” she said.
In-ground parking sensor in Mends Street, South Perth.
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