Smart Parking Meter

Toowoomba Regional Council’s CBD Smart Parking Project is progressing to the next phase, following the successful commissioning of 194 new smart parking meters across the city centre.

Toowoomba Regional Council’s (TRC) parking regulation team will continue to assist parking users with the new system, but will also move to ensure a higher level of compliance with payment and time limits, ensuring users continue to park safely and lawfully.

TRC Environment and Community Portfolio lead Councillor, Tim McMahon, said with the commissioning phase of the Smart Parking Project now complete, parking users could expect a return to a greater emphasis on regular compliance.

“Since Smart Parking was first introduced in the Toowoomba CBD on 28 July, we’ve seen users become familiar with the system thanks to ongoing support from Council officers,” Cr McMahon said. 

“TRC certainly wanted to give Smart Parking users sufficient time to understand the new system before moving back to stronger compliance of parking by-laws and we’ve done that over the past four months. 

“With more than 133,000 payments made via Smart Parking as of 11 October and more than 6,900 downloads of the Toowoomba Parking app during the past four months, Council is confident users have been given sufficient time to understand how the system works and familiarise themselves with the new meters.

“A key element in Council’s City Centre Car Parking Strategy is using the latest technology to improve customer experience to make finding and paying for parking more convenient and efficient,” Cr McMahon said.

“The strategy empowers Council to find the right balance to support motorists wanting to park in the CBD and providing more opportunities for customers to visit businesses.”

To download the Toowoomba Parking app visit the App Store or Google Play and search ‘Toowoomba Parking’.


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