Park Safe

Park safe vehicle with signage

The City of Gold Coast has identified the need for improved parking management, given the Gold Coast’s population is expected to double by 2050, and the number of tourists visiting is growing each year.

By offering a combination of free, paid and timed parking spaces, we can manage the growing demand for parking across the city.

The City of Gold Coast Parking Plan 2015 aims to keep the city moving by managing parking to increase availability, improve customer experience and boost economic activity in local centres.

Licence plate recognition – Park Safe vehicles

The City is introducing new parking technology to encourage motorists to do the right thing and park safely in regulated parking areas, particularly in pedestrian zones.

As part of the broader City Parking Plan 2015 to improve parking behaviour, we are using licence plate recognition technology for monitoring compliance to parking regulations. The new technology is fitted to 2 City Parking vehicles, known as Park Safe, enabling City parking officers to patrol our city roads and monitor parking compliance in their vehicles, improving their safety and optimising effectiveness. If a vehicle is found to be parked illegally, the City will issue an infringement notice to the registered vehicle owner by post.

The technology uses global positioning to determine the position of each vehicle in relation to pre-configured parking areas. This information, along with photographs taken of each vehicle, is later used by a City parking officer to verify that an offence has occurred. A motor vehicle search is completed in order to post the infringement notice to the registered owner of the vehicle. The infringement notice includes details of the offence, including photographs and other relevant options.

It may take up to 2 weeks for an infringement notice to be received in the mail.

Information relating to vehicles which are not illegally parked is purged from the system. Please note that all information is handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).

Parking safety is everyone’s responsibility.