Parking Australia, the national association for the parking industry, has announced global parking management group Care Park as the first fully accredited operator, under the Accredited Operator Scheme (AOS).
After achieving the first stage of accreditation in March, it has taken only five months for Care Park to ensure the sites where they conduct enforcement services, meet the strict regulations outlined in Parking Australia’s Code of Practice for Enforcement on Private Land.
The announcement follows significant reforms in the parking industry over the past 12 months, with the AOS developed in response to rogue operators taking advantage of Australian motorists.
Lorraine Duffy, CEO Parking Australia says the Accredited Operator Scheme (AOS) aims to improve the parking experience by having private parking operators agree to a common code of practice, including greater transparency, fairness and accountability.
“We are delighted Care Park is the first fully Accredited Operator. Under the Accredited Operator Scheme motorists can have unbridled confidence in operators, knowing they are all adhering to the regulations and code of practice nation-wide,” says Lorraine Duffy, CEO Parking Australia.
“It makes our industry a fair one for operators and motorists alike, that is the end goal and one we are committed to achieving. We are looking forward to recognising more operators under the scheme in the coming months,” says Duffy.
Operators are awarded Accredited Operator status following the completion of a rigorous audit of over 80 criteria relating to parking operations, signage and compliance monitoring.
A number of other operators are in the final stages of audits towards achieving their Accredited Operator status.
The AOS is but one of a series of initiatives forming part of the Parking Quality Scheme being developed by Parking Australia, as the association looks to improve the parking experience across Australia. For more information on the AOS, visit www.parking.asn.au/accredited-operator-scheme-home/.