Campaspe Shire had received positive feedback on new pay and display parking meters, with people welcoming their ease of use.CHLOE PICKARD August 12, 2014 3:22am
Campaspe Shire expects to make $583,000 from on-street parking in 2014-15 as the pay and display system was finalised across Echuca’s central business district.
To date, 107 meters have been replaced by 41 under the new system, which was selected by the community in a survey in May last year.
People and place general manager Paul McKenzie said council had received positive feedback on the machines, with people welcoming their ease of use and the ability to take their on-street ticket with them to another on-street parking area.
‘‘The changeover has removed all maintenance issues,’’ he said.
‘‘The new meters are able to send a text message to staff to indicate they need attention, that is, they are full, need new paper, out of service, paper jam, etc, so have again reduced staff time.’’
Sixteen parking meters in Nish and Annesley streets have not yet been replaced due to technical problems and will be upgraded this month.
Two parking machines in the Nish St and High St off-street carparks will be replaced in the next few months to complete the pay and display system.
The overall project was allocated $434,000.
Mayor Ian Maddison said the purpose of the new meters was to keep traffic moving.
‘‘It’s to keep the parking areas free from those who might want to take up a parking space for a long time,’’ he said.
Parking in the off-street parking areas is $1 an hour, compared to the on-street meters of $1.20, to encourage people to use off-street parking areas.
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