Mosman Council introduces pay-by-app local parking solution10 February 2021
Mosman Council is adding a locally-tailored parking payment app to its suite of contactless and paperless parking solutions for residents.
CellOPark, from Australian technology company Smarter City Solutions, will work in conjunction with the current parking payment methods as part of Council’s smart solutions to enhance the driving and parking experience in Mosman.
“The app is the latest in a suite of innovative solutions implemented by Mosman Council to ensure Mosman continues to develop along a smart city pathway,” Mosman Council General Manager Dominic Johnson said. “Local users will benefit from the Mosman-specific information, which accounts for vPermit holders’ free parking periods, contributing to a tailored parking experience.”
Mosman Council is recognised as an industry leader for its use of the latest technology to manage public parking efficiently and COVID has further accelerated the need for innovative, contactless parking solutions such as Smarter City Solutions’ CellOPark and vPermit.
“We are pleased to team up with Mosman Council for the second time to create a parking management solution which suits the needs of residents, visitors, businesses and the council while still offering rich data for future council planning,” Smarter City Solutions Head of Business Development Michael Doherty said. “CellOPark’s technology simplifies the entire parking process for visitors, residents and Council.”
The app will be the second pay-by-app service which can be used in Mosman following the local introduction of the NSW government’s Park’nPay application last July. Both apps can be used to pay for parking in foreshore parking areas, including The Spit, Balmoral, Clifton Gardens, Rosherville Reserve and also near Taronga Zoo.
The CellOPark app enables users to begin payment when they arrive and end payment when they leave, thereby only paying for the time they occupy the parking spot, rather than having to estimate the time they will stay. CellOPark users will also not be charged for the ‘free’ three-hour period to which parking permit holders are entitled as the app automatically allows for that.
Users of the Park’nPay app can pay upon arrival, avoid fines by receiving notifications when parking is about to expire and top up via phone. Parking meter stickers will include information about the apps.