ParkSmart vehicle
  • Last updated:
  • 01 Jul 2022

ParkSmart is council’s new hybrid, advanced parking monitoring vehicle equipped with number plate recognition technology. The technology improves the efficiency and safety of monitoring parking behaviour. ParkSmart aims to encourage vehicle turnover, creating parking opportunities and allowing equitable and safe access to various locations across our region.

The hybrid vehicle is fitted with a computer, software, high speed cameras and GPS and can record location and time simply by driving along a street. Endorsed by council in June 2021, the three-year trial will start in the coming months and, during the initial trial period, the ParkSmart vehicle will patrol Caloundra followed by Birtinya and Eumundi.

With more people choosing to live on the Sunshine Coast this technology will allow council to manage the increased demand for parking and ensure our region’s natural environment and centres remain accessible and attractive. Already in use in other parts of Australia and approved by all relevant authorities. The technology also complies with Australian traffic conditions. The next steps will be determined once council assesses the outcomes of the trial.

Where to from here

Over the coming weeks, the vehicle will drive through Caloundra, Birtinya and Eumundi and through its cameras identify parking signage present in the streets. Once completed, parking education will be conducted for the first four weeks of the trial.

Contacts

For more information, please contact council.

Infringement notices and payments

Visit the Infringement notices and payments page for more information on notices or to pay an infringement.

Resources

ParkSmart fact sheet (PDF, 227KB)