Indooroopilly to launch ticketless parking

Indooroopilly Shopping CentreIndooroopilly Shopping Centre will introduce a ticketless parking system, based on licence plate recognition, later this year.

The centre will begin installation of the new system in July 2015 and expects to be complete by the end of August.

Leah Mienert, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre manager, said the new system will ease congestion, streamline entry and exits, and enable customers to locate car parking spaces more easily.

From August shoppers can create an online account by registering their licence plate number and credit card details.

On entry to the carpark, a camera will capture or recognise licence plate details and a digital screen will display each car’s arrival time.

Once inside, electronic display boards, updated in real time, indicate the direction and quantity of available parking spaces.

When leaving the car park, customers who have spent less than three hours in the car park can proceed straight to the exit. A camera will recognise licence plate details at each exit and the boom gate will automatically open.

Shoppers who have spent more than three hours in the centre can pay either at a pay station, or via their online account.

“Our research informs us of how long our customers spend in the centre on average and forecasts parking will remain free for 95 per cent of our customers,” said Mienert.

“The new system will help deter commuters and visitors who park at the centre to access offsite facilities, ensuring maximum parking is available for customers, staff and centre visitors.”

As part of the new parking system, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre will assign designated staff only parking areas in the upper levels of the car park. The staff will incur a flat daily rate for parking.

Customers visiting the centre’s restaurants and cinemas will receive an additional one hour free parking whilst those with a disabled parking permit will be able to park all day for free. Car parking will be free after 6pm.

“We are committed to a system that is best for our customers and retailers and we will engage closely with both parties in the lead up to the implementation of controlled car parking,” she said.

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