Friday, June 21, 2024

Noosa to trial new parking system

Noosa Council is hoping a new carpark technology trial will take the hassle out of local parking this Christmas holidays. 

Variable message signs will provide drivers heading into the Noosa Heads precinct real-time parking information on the number of parking spaces available in key carparks, enabling drivers to make informed decisions about entering the precinct.

The trial, which is set to commence on 4 December, will introduce variable message sign (VMS) boards strategically placed at key entry points to Noosa Heads. 

“Our primary objective with this trial is to encourage residents and visitors to consider making use of the Free Holiday Buses, and the park-and-ride Loop Bus service, rather than drive into our busiest precincts and queue for extended periods looking for elusive parking spaces,” said Mayor, Clare Stewart.

Following an evaluation process, carpark technology company, SenSen Networks Ltd, was selected to spearhead the initiative.

Infrastructure Services Director, Shaun Walsh said Council was excited about the new partnership.

“This collaboration with SenSen Networks Ltd promises not only to make parking more convenient but to leverage the latest technology for the betterment of our community,” he said.

“Additionally, the carpark technology trial will significantly enhance Council’s ability to make informed decisions about traffic management and local law enforcement in the busy Noosa Heads precinct.”

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