Smart parking meters will be installed across Toowoomba’s CBD from next week and is on track to go live in July.
Toowoomba Regional Council infrastructure spokesperson councillor Melissa Taylor says the installation rollout will start on Monday, May 23 and take about five weeks.
Motorists will be able to use an app on their phone to easily find available carparks and have more payment options, including contactless payment.
App users will receive notifications before parking time and /or payment limits are reached to enable them to better manage their parking.
For customers who choose not to download the app, the existing payment methods will still be available.
“The first three weeks of the program will see crews install new meters, paid parking will still apply during this time,” Cr Taylor says.
“In the final two weeks of the program, crews will replace current meters with new pay machines.
“Parking fees won’t be payable in some locations during this two-week transition period however, time limits will still be enforced. Normal parking fees will apply once installation is complete.”
Works near commercial sites will be completed between 2pm-10pm and works near residential properties will be carried out between 8am and 4pm.
“Throughout the installation period, there will be traffic controls in place, and we ask for patience from the community while this work takes place,” Cr Taylor says.
“These works follow the installation of sensors in off-street car parks, scheduled for completion by the end of May.”
The smart meter parking will go online in July.
For more information contact the council on 131 872.
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