Thousands more drivers will benefit from the NSW Government’s popular Park’nPay app, with the online platform expanding to include Burwood and Mosman Councils and some Transport for NSW Park&Ride car parks.
Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said more than 17,000 drivers have downloaded the free app for use in the local councils of Liverpool, Hunters Hill, Central Coast, as well as the Rocks and parts of Darling Harbour and Pyrmont, with about 95 per cent giving it the thumbs up.
“I commend Burwood and Mosman Councils for coming on board who collectively have about 150 parking meters. The app is convenient and makes life easier for drivers by allowing them to pay for parking and top up online,” Mr Dominello said.
“The app takes the stress out of parking. Whether you’re stuck in a meeting, have coffee with friends or doing some shopping, you no longer need to worry about rushing back to the car and finding loose change.”
Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said real-time parking information via the Park’nPay app is currently available at Park&Ride car parks in Ashfield, Manly Vale, Kogarah, and Seven Hills, covering a total of 2249 car parking spaces.
“Park&Ride car parks help drivers connect more easily to bus, train and ferry services while providing up to 18 hours free parking each day,” Mr Constance said.
“All you have to do is complete a public transport journey by tapping on and off using an accepted Opal card, then use that Opal card when you exit the car park.”
The app also helps drivers avoid parking fines, by sending a notification when their meter is running low or their park is about to turn into a no stopping zone. Drivers simply create an account on the app with their licence plate and payment details. Users have the option of paying with Visa, AMEX, Mastercard, Apple Pay and Google Pay.
Parking inspectors can search for licence plate details using an app on their phone to see if a meter has been paid. Parking meters will continue to accept coins and credit cards. The app is already live in Burwood Council and Park&Ride, while Mosman Council will go live in mid-July. For more information visit www.parknpay.nsw.gov.au