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Navigating the Future of Parking: Spotlight in British Parking News

The parking industry is at a pivotal moment, with innovations in parking technology, sustainability, and transport mobility reshaping the landscape. In a recent interview with the British Parking Association’s June edition of British Parking Association News , Angelique Mentis, President of Parking Australia, shared her journey and vision for the future. Mentis, who transitioned from…

The Best Parking Solutions for Commercial Mixed-Use Developments

automated parking bollards installed in Goodman Properties

Mixed-use developments are gaining popularity, offering a blend of residential, commercial, and recreational spaces within close proximity. These urban spaces foster community interaction, reduce the need for car travel, and promote a walkable lifestyle. However, managing parking in these developments can be tricky. Ensuring that each use has adequate parking without wasting valuable space presents…

The Disability Parking: Understanding Invisible Disabilities

Invisible Disability

As someone who’s spent a lot of time around parking, I’ve seen first hand the misunderstandings that swirl around disability parking. Many people wrongly assume that only those with visible, physical disabilities, such as using wheelchairs, qualify for accessible parking. But in reality, 9 out of 10 disabilities are invisible. Conditions like brain injuries, congestive…

The Future of EV Charging: Insights from FuturePlace and Angelique Mentis Interview

In a recent interview with FuturePlace, I had the pleasure of speaking about the current state and future prospects of electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVCI) within the Australian parking industry. The full interview is included below, with these key takeaways. Future Outlook: In the next decade, Australian parking operators and property owners will likely increase…

Cheap Parking Bollards vs High Quality Parking Bollards?

commercial-property-parking-solutions-goodman

Parking bollards are essential assets in any parking facility, providing security, organisation, and guidance to drivers. While it’s easy to fall in the mindset that cheap bollards are best, it’s definitely not the solution for durability and longevity. While budget-friendly bollards might save you some cash upfront, when it comes to car park security, cheap…

How to use Google Maps latest Fuel Saving Feature?

A driver is using her phone for google map latest feature

With cleaner, greener transport in mind, coupled with rising petrol prices, it’s a priority to navigate  sustainably and efficiently when driving.  Google Maps  has recently launched two groundbreaking features which address and  enhance both efficiency and sustainability in your driving.To help drivers reach their destination faster and in a more eco-friendly way. In this blog…

New Vehicle Towing laws for NSW Strata buildings

In NSW, strata buildings used to have the benefit of specific legislation in s.125 of the Strata Management Act 1995  to give them authority to remove or tow illegally parked cars from strata property. However, authorities quietly repealed that provision in July 2020. As a result, removing illegally parked cars from strata buildings in NSW…

Why Does Electric Vehicle Charging Make Sense in Apartment Buildings?

An EV Owner charging his EV Car in a strata building Electric Vehicle Charging bay.

Inner-city living often means limited space for parking. This can be a major hurdle for apartment residents considering electric vehicles (EVs). However, with the growing popularity of EVs, there’s a solution that benefits everyone: installing EV charging stations in apartment buildings. Just look at Australia’s largest cities, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Adelaide. …

New Vehicle Towing laws for Queensland Strata buildings

towing an illegally parked car in Queensland

Queensland has recently adopted new vehicle towing laws for Queensland strata, clarifying the contentious issue of towing illegally parked cars from common property. Amendments to Queensland’s Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 (TOA), and strata regulations clarify towing rules, outlining when and how vehicles can be towed from strata property. In this article, we…

So how and where do you park a flying car?

A silver flying car with BMW engine

Well the answer is …. It depends! As we enter an era where smart cities and sustainable cities are more than just buzzwords, flying cars are just one of the innovative modes of transport mobility to consider. The pipe dreams from days of the Jetsons with flying cars are now our present reality.  So in…