It seems hard to believe in this era of Pay-Wave and smart phones that pay parking in Canberra is done with hunks of metal and an easily forged slip of paper.
Following an evaluation of all tenders, Duncan Solution has been chosen as the successful tenderer, offering the best overall ‘value for money’ for the Territory.
The Territory will procure 300 machines, including 250 new machines and the upgrade of 50 existing machines.
160 of the new machines will be solar powered, with the remainder mains powered. All machines will have contactless card readers installed, which will allow the Territory to link the parking machines to the MyWay system in the future. However, the ‘tap and go’ functionality of the contactless readers will require some further implementation work, which is expected to be complete before mid-2014.
The machines will also have a Pay by Phone payment option, which will provide increased flexibility for Canberrans.
Preparatory work for the installation of the new machines will commence in February 2014. It is anticipated that the new machines will be installed in the first half of 2014.