Ticketless parking is coming to Westfield Woden’s car parks, with entry boom gates to be removed, and new automatic pay machines and licence plate recognition technology installed.
Owner Scentre Group has lodged a development application for works to provide the new parking system at car parks within and around the shopping centre, including the multi-level facilities on Bradley Street and the basement car park.
The proposal includes 11 new or amended entry/exits, including removal of boom gates and installation of LPR camera systems, changes to signage and kerbs, installation of automatic pay machines, and car park office within the basement level.
The subject blocks in Phillip are located between Corinna Street, Callam Street, Neptune Street and Bradley Street within the Woden Town Centre, and there will be a gain of four parking spaces.
The system will be the same that has been operating for some time at Westfield Belconnen where licence plate recognition technology is used to replace paper tickets.
Westfield says it means less congestion, and easier entry and exit, without having to bother with paper tickets.
At Westfield Belconnen, there is no ticket or gate on entry to the centre’s carparks. If you stay under two hours, you can go straight to the exit where your licence plate will be recognised and the boom gate will lift automatically.
If you stay over two hours and register for Ticketless Parking the boom gate will automatically open upon exit, and any parking fees will be automatically deducted from your credit or debit card. You are able to update your vehicle or credit card details at any time.
If you are not registered for Ticketless Parking and you stay over two hours, you can pay at any of the pay stations near the centre entrances.