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Farewell Message from Lorraine Duffy
This is about the 55th CEO message for Parking Insider and will be my last one. As you would have read in our previous edition after nearly 5 years as inaugural Chief Executive I will be handing over the baton as they say, to a new CEO.
This is an exciting time for any organisation involved in vehicles and mobility and the parking industry has all its best days ahead as we embrace change, disruption and technology.
 
I was fortunate enough in 2013 to take over the reigns of PA from a committee of passionate, dedicated and hard working members under the leadership of Larry Schneider. Cristina Lynn as President then guided the Board of Directors in the delivery of our five pillars of excellence in parking.
 
During my tenure we have celebrated many triumphs that could not have been possible without the support of the Parking Australia membership and the passionate commitment of Steph Busby in Marketing and Trish Paul in Operations. I have been honoured since 2013 to have served alongside dedicated, visionary Directors, and the current Board under the leadership of Sharon Prior is focused on ensuring that the industry achieves great things in the future and that membership interests are at the core of future opportunities.

In closing I would like to thank our Parking Australia members as I leave a strong, healthy organization, that will continue to grow and advocate parking, as a conduit which positively affects the human mobility experience.

Registrations open for PACE 2018

Registrations are now open for PACE 2018 with the launch of a dedicated PACE website www.pace2018.com.au. Don't miss out on your chance to register at the early bird rate, providing a saving of $250 for PA members and $400 for non-members.    
Parking Australia's Learning Lab heads to Perth

Parking Australia's first Learning Lab event saw a delegation of  45 members visit City of Joondalup Council and Curtin University as part of a guided site-visit. The event clearly demonstrated that, as one delegate commented, "there is no limit to the technology available for the management of traffic & parking". A panel of 5 experts presented on the development of the award winning Reid Promenade Car Park before heading off to view various initiatives including access control, security and EV infrastucture. At Curtin the ACTIBUMP anti speed activation system and Autonomous Bus were highlights finishing with networking drinks. See photos

May 29th 2018 will see the Learning Lab on Tour heading to Sydney Olympic Park where  delegates will experience the uniqueness of this precinct and how parking is managed for large scale concurrent events, together with single large events such as the Royal Easter Show. Click here to make a booking.
 
Member poll on Electric Vehicles

Following our January member's poll, we reveal the research results on Electric Vehicles. Specifically, car park facilities that have installed and are considering installing EV infrastructure. By the end of 2018, 55 % of respondents... Read more... 
Duncan Solutions achieves industry-first certification for parking payment in China

Payment systems are a critical part of a developing smart city. The transmission of secure, encrypted data between infrastructure, banks and businesses via a comprehensive back-end management system enables cities to implement new and convenient payment methods, whilst reducing the reliance on 'old-fashioned' cash. Read more...
Nedap installs uPASS at Melbourne's Alfred Hospital

Being one of Australia's busiest hospitals, The Alfred required a reliable vehicle access solution for their staff car park. During peak times, many staff vehicles enter or exit the car park simultaneously. Nedap's uPASS system was installed to provide the hospital with automatic vehicle identification. Read more...
InterPark's Mick Moylan passes away

The NSW Operations Manager of InterPark Australia, Mick Moylan, recently passed away with an aggressive illness. Mick worked in the parking industry for nearly 20 years, including roles at Kings, Secure and InterPark. Read more...
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QLD Government partners with iMove CRC for Australia's largest onroad cooperative vehicle trial

Validating the effectiveness of emerging vehicle technologies is the primary goal of a new research project announced by Queensland's TMR, the intelligent transport systems cooperative research centre iMOVE CRC and QUT. Read more...
How ready is your business for the New Payments Platform?

The New Payments Platform (NPP) is an industry-wide payments platform which permits instantaneous bank transfers. Parking Australia is conducting a quick member poll to find out how ready the parking industry is to face this next challenge in payment technology. Click here to start the poll
Download your 2018 member logo

Using the Parking Australia logo on websites, business cards and stationery is a great way to put your association membership to work for you. It's an effective marketing tool that quickly spotlights your professional affiliation and enhances your business image. We've made it easy to do. Download the 2018 members logo here....
Smarter city parking revolution begins at Warrnambool City Council

Warrnambool City Council has chosen CellOPark to modernise parking in the regional city's CBD. CellOPark Australia, the leading provider of integrated parking solutions in Australia, offers a suite of smarter parking solutions which include pay-by-phone, pay-by-app, pay-by-web, vPermits (virtual permits) in conjunction with pay-by-plate meters. Read more...
EasyPark group launches Find & Park in Copenhagen

"After ten years of research and development, I'm delighted to launch such an innovative service for EasyPark motorists in Copenhagen. Find & Park is set to completely change the way we think about parking and mobility in the city," said Reul. Read more... 
Smart Parking announces FY18 first half results

Smart Parking Limited (ASX:SPZ) has announced record first half results for the 2018 financial year, where their growth trend continues with increased margins and significant technology wins. Read more....
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