It has been reported by “The West Australian” this week, that the City of Perth has unanimously approved in-principle funding for an innovative Car Park Guidance System (CPGS) at the Perth Convention Centre.
A tender for the CPGS was tabled at a meeting of Perth’s Parking Committee in October 2012, which proposes to alleviate the frustration of motorists while improving the efficiency of one of Perth‘s busiest car parks.
The report found that “although it is a highly successful car park, due to its size, it is often difficult for patrons to find the available bays. Patrons spend a lengthy amount of time looking for vacant bays resulting in unsatisfactory customer service levels, complaints and negative environmental impacts resulting from car circulation.”
The report noted there was a strong financial case for implementing the system given the car park, built in 2004, far exceeded profitability projections, reaping more than $4 million last financial year.
The guidance system which involves coloured lights above each bay and sensors to detect whether the bay is occupied, as well as directional markers, will come with an estimated price tag of $750,000.