The CBD smart parking initiative is assisting motorists to seek out vacant parking spaces in high demand areas, resulting in increased economic activity in the CBD of Rockhampton. Traffic congestion has eased, with an expected decrease in vehicle emissions. Through innovation with a focus on community the disabled parking layout has been redesigned ensuring equitable access to mobility impaired community members and a solution developed for some of the shortcomings of the existing Australian Disability Parking Scheme.

The sensor technology implemented in this project has improved efficiency and effectiveness of Council’s compliance activities in terms of parking space management in the Rockhampton CBD.