Mosman Council has announced a new agreement with Australian technology developer Smarter City Solutions to add the developer’s CellOPark parking payment app to its suite of parking solutions for residents.
The council plans to deploy CellOPark in conjunction with its current parking payment methods in the vPermit virtual parking payment solution.
Mosman Council became the first local council in Australia to transition entirely to virtual parking permits with the introduction of vPermit in 2019. The system allows residents to register for a parking permit online through the vPermit portal.
The CellOPark system will also automatically give eligible Mosman residents using vPermit a ‘free’ three-hour period to park in areas such as The Spit, Balmoral, Clifton Gardens, Rosherville Reserve and near Taronga Zoo, using licence plate recognition technology to allocate the virtual tickets.
Mosman Council GM Dominic Johnson said the pay-by-app service is expected to further 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,” he said.
“Local users will benefit from the Mosman-specific information, which accounts for vPermit holders’ free parking periods, contributing to a tailored parking experience.
Smarter City Solutions Managing Director Ori Almog added that this is the company’s second partnership agreement with the council.
“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 incredible data for future council planning,” he said.
“CellOPark’s technology simplifies the entire parking process for visitors, residents and the council. Motorists can start a session in the zone they parked in, with zone selection made easy through GPS integration and QR codes on signs, and because transactions are linked to licence plates there is no need to hold on to printed tickets or display them on dashboards.”