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Care Park is Bringing Smart Parking to the Iconic Queen Victoria Market

Parking at Queen Victoria Market will be relocated to a 500-space underground facility

Smart Parking have partnered with Care Park and Queen Victoria Market to install a world-class parking management system that delivers on the requirements as set out in the design developed by Australian Parking Consultants (APC).

Queen Victoria Market is an extensive site, sprawling over 7 hectares of the CBD, and the current 720-bay at-grade car park will be transformed in stages into a new 1.75-hectare public open space as part of the City of Melbourne’s renewal of the market precinct.

Car parking will be relocated nearby from around mid-2021, with 500 customer car parking spaces to be shifted to a below-ground car park just 20 meters from the market on Therry Street, currently under construction at the Munro development.

Smart Parking has been engaged to install overhead indicator vehicle detection sensors. Green parking guidance sign shows 45 spaces are available ahead and 39 are available to the right. These clever pieces of technology recognize when a car is parked in a bay, as well as displaying individual bay occupancy through LED lights – green means a bay is vacant, red means a bay is occupied. This system enhances the parking experience for motorists by allowing them to tell at a glance if there are any available spots down an aisle.

As well as displaying the individual bay status via the overhead indicator system, Smart Parking will be installing 17 dynamic signs that will display information on a level-by-level basis. If, for example, level 1 is at capacity, the sign will display ‘Level 1: FULL’ and will also show real-time occupancy of the other 3 levels.

The site will be integrated with a newly developed smartphone app for the Queen Victoria Market car park powered by UbiPark, which allows motorists to find a car park, compare parking rates, pre-book a parking space online, and contactless payment for parking straight from their car. Smart Parking is also working with appointed car park operators Care Park to implement a ‘SmartCloud’ digital management system. The SmartCloud system will provide real-time updates and can, generate reports on car park behavior and trends, to provide insights into customer trends and provide valuable feedback.

The renewal of the Queen Victoria Market precinct is an exciting project to be a part of and we’re looking forward to teaming up with both Care Park and UbiPark to continue to serve the parking needs for Market customers. As I live and work in Melbourne, I’m invested in this project and in fact any smart city project that continues making Melbourne a great place to live, work and visit.” - Ben Williams, General Manager Sales.

About Smart Parking Limited 

Smart Parking Limited is a pioneering technology innovator and services company in the parking industry. With offices in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, along with a rapidly growing global network of expert partners, we aim to bring our intelligent parking sensors and integrated smart parking services to the world. Each year, we install tens of thousands of sensors in a range of environments including shopping centers, supermarkets, airports, commercial parking sites, universities, and large scale municipal street environments. To date, our advanced real-time vehicle parking sensor solution, known as SmartPark, has been adopted in 17 countries. Alongside the technology products division, our managed services division operates and manages thousands of car park spaces across the UK using complementary Automatic Number Plate Recognition/License Plate Recognition (ANPR/LPR) technology. This can be used as a single solution or with the option to be combined with Pay & Display or integrated with sensing technology. Smart Parking Limited has been an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:SPZ) publicly listed company since early 2011.

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