A new smart parking app has been launched in the Moreton Bay suburb of North Lakes, Queensland, designed to increase parking accessibility in the area. 

Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge, said the app enabled users to locate available parking spaces, based on live and accurate information. 

“This is a great initiative that will help manage the parking demand within Moreton Bay,” Mr Tudge said.

Federal Member for Petrie, Luke Howarth, said sensors show parking availability data and then local commuters can see – in real time – where available parking spaces are.

“Locals have already told me that the Smart Parking is going to make life easier and more efficient for them, especially families and older people who need to find a park close to the North Lakes Medical centre and for locals who work at the Westfield,” Mr Howarth said.

Moreton Bay Councillor, Julie Greer, said the smart-parking technology, which includes 350 in-ground sensors installed in on-street parking bays, would make it easier to find a park across North Lakes and in the CBD.

“Accommodating a population of more than 20,000, we know it’s important that we effectively manage parking within the CBD area. We are continuing to work to make Moreton Bay Region the easiest place to work, live and play in south-east Queensland,” Ms Greer said.

The $900,000 Smart Parking App was a jointly funded venture with the Australian Government through its Smart Cities and Suburbs Program and the Moreton Bay Regional Council both investing $450,000 in the project.

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