The City of Adelaide has today implemented an innovative new online platform, named ‘UPark Plus’ to assist in safer, touch-free parking at a significantly discounted price across all nine UPark locations.
UPark Plus has been developed in partnership with Adelaide-based organizations ADVAM and DESIGNA Australia and gives $8 capped, touch-free daily parking when customers sign up online and use the new card.
The new touch-free parking solution follows the City of Adelaide’s comprehensive $4 million City Support Package currently being delivered to support the Adelaide community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor comments on how the Council wanted to support businesses and workers who are providing essential services, as well as visitors coming into the city for important goods and services.
“This fantastic online platform will provide a cheap, convenient and contactless parking experience for people coming into the Adelaide CBD. The reduced rate of $8 for all-day parking will be of great benefit to many city workers, students and visitors but I am particularly keen to see emergency and health services workers and shift workers benefit”. Lord Mayor, Sandy Verschoor
The city of Adelaide approached DESIGNA Australia and ADVAM about this initiative, with a need to help businesses, workers, students, and visitors during this time. The project was initiated and through close collaboration has been implemented within short time frames.
Lord Mayor, Sandy Verschoor continues “I am proud of how quickly our team has worked with local businesses ADVAM and DESIGNA Australia to provide such a cheap, convenient and contactless parking experience for our community.”
This initiative is one of many that organizations across Australia, and the globe, are looking at to make life easier for the community and to reduce risk, by removing touch as much as possible. ADVAM is working with a number of its clients to provide touch-free solutions.
John Tait, General Manager for ADVAM comments, “I am thrilled that ADVAM was able to help the City of Adelaide with this initiative and work closely with the Council and DESIGNA Australia to develop the solution so quickly. We are of course working with all of our clients across the globe to discover how we can assist to minimize touch in their business, however, what the City of Adelaide has managed to achieve so quickly is outstanding”.
Concurring with this, Sheldon James, Managing Director at DESIGNA stated “This City of Adelaide move, shows great enterprise and community commitment which should be applauded. We are only too pleased to be assisting where we can and strengthening our partnerships with both the Council and ADVAM. It is essential that we help where possible to provide a risk reduced solution for getting the workforce to where they need to be”.
ADVAM delivers world leading payment solutions, providing the expertise to make processing payments easier for its clients. ADVAM's reservation platform, parking solutions, unattended hardware, and integrated online payment solutions enable clients to engage with their customers online, via mobile or at self-service terminals.
With teams and offices in Australia, the US and the UK, ADVAM services a client base that spans a range of sectors including some of the leading airports, parking operators, shopping centers, local government, and self-service organizations.
Each client benefits from ADVAM’s depth of experience and industry knowledge. By working with its clients and alongside industry partners, ADVAM’s solutions integrate with clients' existing infrastructure and business processes.
ADVAM is the trusted business partner for payment solutions. Managing the complete end to end integration and enabling clients to focus on improving their customers’ experience.
Thinking differently. Acting differently. Finding a different way to succeed. Our clear, visionary standards have been helping DESIGNA to develop innovative products and services in the parking management sector for over 65 years. Founded in 1951 in Kiel/Northern Germany, today, DESIGNA’s parking systems are used across the globe, from Germany, France, and Italy, to Australia and the UK, to the United States. More than 16,000 systems have been installed so far, with two more added every day. Our innovative integrated equipment and software solutions make efficient parking management extremely easy on all media.
DESIGNA’s customers include hotels, hospitals and municipalities, as well as airports, shopping malls and private facility operators. DESIGNA’s story is one of continuing success and growth.