As part of the National Capital Authorityís commitment to managing pay parking on National Land, statistics for the first quarter of operation of the scheme have been released.
For the reporting period of 1 October 2014 until 31 December 2014:
- 353 039 parking tickets have been purchased. This is made up of over 259 813 multi-stay (long stay) pay parking tickets and approximately 93 226 short-stay parking tickets
- 4600 parking infringements were issued
- ticket machine uptime (a measure of reliability) was 99.91 per cent.
There have been many positive outcomes in the first three months following implementation of the scheme. The NCA has noted visitors to national institutions now have convenient access to parking spaces in Canberraís Central National Area.
The NCA has seen a reduction in illegal and dangerous parking on National Land, and an increase in bus patronage within the National Triangle.
Furthermore, the consistent feedback from the national institutions has been that 'visitors have commented favourably on the availably of car parks when they visit'.
The NCA will continue to update and publish quarterly figures on its website with the second period due to end in April 2015.
On 1 October 2014, the National Capital Authority introduced pay parking arrangements spanning approximately 9000 car spaces in Acton, Barton, Parkes and the Russell precinct.