Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said the technology – the first roll-out of what will ultimately be over 3600 sensors across the State – means people with a disability can now better plan their journeys.
“It is essential a smart State like NSW delivers digital solutions which are inclusive,” Mr Dominello said.
“Data from these new sensors will be uploaded to the Park’nPay app where users will be able to locate accessible bays and see availability in real time.
“This tech means motorists with a disability can plan their journey with more confidence that their accessibility needs will be met.
“I congratulated Waverley Council for being the first council to come on board.”
Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton MP welcomed the new Park’nPay initiative which will provide real-time availability of accessible bays across the Waverley Council area.
“Park’nPay, which is already operating throughout Waverley and Woollahra Council areas, provides information on the availability of parking spots so people can plan their journey with confidence and easily find and pay for parking,” Ms Upton said.
“This means that local motorists and visitors with mobility parking permits can now find accessible parking at the tap of a button through the Park’nPay app.
“Everyone wants the opportunity to visit our iconic Eastern Suburbs Beaches and this is one way we can make that experience better.”
Waverley Council is the first of 30 council areas across Sydney where the NSW Government will integrate sensors into 3600 accessible parking spots as part of a $1.8 million investment to uplift Park’nPay’s digital capabilities.
Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, said the Council was committed to increasing opportunities for ways to support residents and visitors to participate positively in community life.
“This new sensor technology makes it easier for people who require accessible parking to plan and enjoy a great day out at the beach and our beautiful open spaces,” Mayor Masselos said.
“It aligns with the aims of our Waverley Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 which is to help our community feel that they can be active, healthy, valued and connected.”
The real-time data will come online in the app as each council area is completed throughout 2022.