SNIFFING OUT A GOOD PARKING DEAL

Care Park has opened 15,000 car parking spaces around Melbourne at 30 car park locations for $5 per day, to support all essential workers from medical to those needed to continue to work to keep Melbourne and surrounds operational.

From 27 July to 31 August 2020, all-day parking will cost only $5 at car parks located from Dandenong in the east to right across metropolitan Melbourne.

The initiative to support Victoria’s essential workers has been realised through a partnership with Parkhound, offering drivers an online booking portal to book and pay for their parking.

This parking initiative will alleviate extra stress, as your parking space is reserved for you before you arrive. Drivers can book online to avoid contact with public pay machines and there is no need to move your car throughout the day to avoid parking fines.

The opening of all these parking spaces at such affordable pricing has certainly grabbed the attention of media around the city from the Herald Sun to the Dandenong Leader to In Melbourne Today to the Weekend Notes.

Everyone wants a good story and good experience, and that’s just what Care Park and Parkhound are bringing to Melbourne parking.

Check out here the full list of $5 parking sites around Melbourne.
Melbourne drivers can book these spaces online or through the Parkhound app: www.parkhound.com.au/blog/melbourne-5-dollar-parking/

  • 417 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
  • 15-23 Langhorne St, Dandenong
  • 25 Doveton St S, Ballarat Central
  • 524 Chapel St, South Yarra,
  • 370 Docklands Dr, Docklands
  • 973 Nepean Hwy, Bentleigh
  • 2 Belford St, St Kilda
  • 11-17 Daly St, South Yarra
  • 11 Montague St, Southbank
  • 55 Merchant St, Docklands
  • 29 Moray St, Southbank
  • 360 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
  • 145 Furlong Rd, Sunshine North
  • 9 Yarra St, South Yarra,
  • 247-255 Drummond St, Carlton
  • 670 Chapel St, South Yarra,
  • 14-40 Stewart St, Shepparton
  • 120 Bay St, Port Melbourne
  • 13-21 Palmerston Cres, South Melbourne
  • 31 Field St, Ballarat Central
  • 25 Doveton St S, Ballarat Central
  • 524 Chapel St, South Yarra
  • 507 Flinders St, Melbourne
  • Edward St Edward St, Brunswick
  • 338-360 Dudley St, West Melbourne
  • 2 Kavanagh St, Southbank
  • 35 Elizabeth St, Richmond
  • 21 Thomas St, Dandenong
  • 179 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
  • 18-38 Siddeley St, Docklands

 

ADELAIDE CITY CARE PARK CAR PARKS OFFER MYCAREPARK APP PARKING

In these times when we’re having to watch hygiene and what we touch, stay isolated but still have to go about our daily business to keep things running, here’s some peace of mind if you have to go into Adelaide’s city centre and find parking.

Care Park take this worry away from you because five car parks in the Adelaide City Centre can be booked and paid for using your mobile phone.

With more consciousness around social distancing, the surfaces we touch and our hygiene, Care Park’s MyCarePark app will help you park conveniently and avoid as much contact as possible with public infrastructure when parking your car.

Stress-free parking using the MyCarePark app is available at any of these Adelaide car parks:

  • Pitt St
  • Henry Waymouth
  • The Terrace
  • Blyth St
  • Roper St

 

Go to MyCarePark.com.au to conveniently select your car park and pay online before leaving home or the office.

MyCarePark allows customers to search online and purchase a parking ticket in advance for a nominated period. Payments are made at the time of booking. This convenient parking and paying option gives Care Park customers additional, convenient parking options.

 

KEEP ON MOVING WITH MYCAREPARK APP IN MELBOURNE

Care Park keeps you moving in good times and in tough times.

With more consciousness around social distancing, the surfaces we touch and our hygiene, Care Park’s MyCarePark app will help you park conveniently and avoid as much contact as possible with public infrastructure when parking your car.

For stress-free parking at any of these Melbourne Car Parks:

  • MidCity
  • Watergate
  • WTC
  • Siddeley
  • 120 Spencer Street
  • Colonnade
  • St Kilda Sea Baths

 

Go to MyCarePark.com.au to conveniently select your car park and pay online before leaving home or the office.

MyCarePark allows customers to search online and purchase a parking ticket in advance for a nominated period. Payments are made at the time of booking. This convenient parking and paying option gives Care Park customers additional, convenient parking options.

Care Park is at the forefront of technological solutions and the MyCarePark online system, which is accessed through the website www.mycarepark.com.au, enables customers to conveniently park.

The MyCarePark app gives customers a greater peace of mind as it takes the stress out of for a parking spot that minimises contact with infrastructure and also there is no more lining up to pay.

My Care Park gives customers the advantage of more parking savings with exclusive discounts only available online. Special early bird rates are also available online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARE PARK DRIVING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN PARKING

Ensuring sustainable practices are implemented in all Care Park operations is at the forefront of the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering a positive future to the car parking industry, motorists and society.

Since Care Park began its operations 22 years ago, the company has continued to grow the delivery of practices which implement sustainable solutions within the company and the community Care Park serves.

One of the biggest improvements in creating a more sustainable future has been the introduction of technology and parking payment options created through ticket-less parking.

In each country where Care Park provides parking – Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, the UK and Hungary, upgrades are being implemented within the car parks to ensure a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.

In addition to introducing ticket-less parking, the biggest roll out of environmentally-friendly initiatives is the installation of LED lighting in Care Park-managed car parks.

Care Park Global General Manager Fedi Chalhoub says, “The car parking industry is a major service provider to motorists. Care Park realises we need to look at ways of ensuring our car parks make a contribution to a more sustainable environment, reducing waste and improving efficiencies.

“We will continue to drive these outcomes as we take on new car parks and refurbish our current ones. It’s a constant process of improvement, not just for us as a company but for all our operations and our clients knowing we are part of the greener movement,” Mr Chalhoub says.

Some of the sustainability initiatives introduced at our Car Parks in Australia include:

VICTORIA

  • Watts Street, Box HillEnergy-efficient lighting LED
  • 2-10 Harrow Street, Box HillEnergy-efficient motion sensor lighting LED and electric car charging
  • 600 St Kilda Rd, St KildaEnergy-efficient motion sensor lighting LED
  • 28 La Trobe Street, MelbourneEnergy-efficient LED lighting
  • 120 Spencer Street, MelbourneElectric car charging
  • Hub Arcade, DandenongEnergy-efficient LED lighting
  • Central SQ Shopping Centre, 25 Doveton Street South BallaratEnergy-efficient LED lighting
  • Woolworth’s, St KildaEnergy-efficient lighting LED

 

TASMANIA

  • Macquarie Point, Hobart Electric car charge stations

 

QUEENSLAND

  • 53 Charlotte Street, Brisbane Energy-efficient motion sensor LED lighting

Online booking offers parkers an efficient way to book and pay for their parking avoiding the need for paper chits to be dispensed at the car park.

Fedi Chalhoub says, “At these sites the parker can pre-book online and they receive a 4 digit pin which they insert at entry and exit to access the car park.”

Online booking is available at the following car parks in Brisbane:

  • Festival Car Park
  • Mercure Hotel Car Park
  • 40 Tank Street Car Park
  • Novotel Hotel Car Park
  • 129 Margaret Street Car Park
  • 240 Margaret Street Car Park

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

  • Woolworth’s, Mona Vale Ticket-less parking
  • Australian National University, Canberra Ticket-less parking
  • Bigge Street, Liverpool Solar-powered pay and display machines

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • Henry Waymouth Car Park Solar system installed and LED lighting
  • Roper Street Par Park Solar system installed and LED lighting
  • Blyth Street Car Park LED lighting
  • Roper Street Car Park LED lighting
  • Pirie Street Car Park LED lighting
  • Pitt Street Car Park LED lighting
  • The Terrace Car Park LED lighting
  • Partridge East and West Car Park Ticket-less parking
  • University of South Australia Virtual parking system (highly advanced ticket-less parking system)

 

FOUR CARE PARK OPERATIONS NAMED FINALISTS IN PARKING INDUSTRY AWARDS

Leading global parking operator Care Park has again been recognised in being at the forefront of innovation, people and technology with four parking sites it manages and has partnerships with, named finalists of the 2019 Parking Industry Awards.

Three Care Park managed sites were named finalists in the Outstanding New Car Park Development category. Care Park’s nomination of its Opera Car Park Redevelopment showcased the redevelopment of the Opera car park in Budapest, Hungary to become a state-of-the-art jewel in the crown of European parking standards on which to model other car park developments.

Meanwhile City of Stonnington nominated its Prahran Square Car Park and Whitehorse City Council nominated its Box Hill Harrow Street Car Park. Both these car parks are managed by Care Park.

In the Excellence in Technology and Innovation-Off Street parking category, Sydney’s Liverpool City Council was named a finalist with its nomination of Impact of Technology and Innovation. Care Park provides Care Assist services to these operations.

It is the 4th year Care Park has been named a finalist and won its categories, including Outstanding Parking Organisation of the Year over two years.

The Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations for innovation and excellence throughout the parking sector – showcasing best practice and rewarding exceptional and innovative facilities and solutions.

Parking Australia CEO Stuart Noman said: “There was a record-number of submissions for the Parking Industry Awards program, and the calibre of submissions was high in all categories, which demonstrates the professionalism and diversity of our industry and I congratulate all winners and finalists in such a competitive field.”

Entries to the 2019 program were judged by a panel of seven national and international industry professionals against a consistent set of judging criteria, using pre-determined scoring to progress entries into finalists and ultimately determining the winners in each category. The process is reviewed by Silver & Young Chartered Accountants to ensure compliance against the judging criteria.

More than 250 industry professionals attended Crown Melbourne between 27- 29 November to hear all the latest innovations in the parking industry.

 

 

 

 

 

CARE PARK CONTINUES SPONSORSHIP OF LAUNCESTON CYCLING FESTIVAL

Care Park continues its long association with the Launceston Cycling Festival, taking out a general  sponsorship of what has now become an annual event.

The event, which is one of the city’s biggest tourist sporting events, will be held on 8 December 2019.

It is a showcase of the world’s elite in cycling including national teams, local champions and emerging juniors.

Care Park Tasmania Manager, Julia How, says Care Park is proud to sponsor this premier event that brings together a large gathering of Tasmanian’s.

The event incorporates the feature event, the Stan Siejka Cycling Classic, Australia’s premier criterium event for men, women, masters and juniors.

The race is run around a European style course set around the picturesque Launceston City Park.

All events including the 2019 Stan Siejka Cycling Classic, Elite Women’s Cycling Classic, Elite Masters Cycling Classic and Veterans will be raced around this exciting and challenging course.

The 1.1km course is expected to provide riders with plenty of physical and technical challenges and deliver an outstanding spectator experience.

The new course which was first ridden in 2015 is the toughest and most technically challenging course since the event began in 2002.

The punchy climb (up Lawrence St) peaking at 16% provides plenty of entertainment for riders and spectators alike.   The climb is followed by the technical “Peanut” roundabout.  The roundabout is a viewing must, packed with cheering spectators resulting in a European style cauldron of noise, atmosphere and celebration.  Upon exiting the roundabout, riders lead into a fast decent of Brisbane, Tamar & Cimitiere streets before it all starts again.

The event attracts some 20,000 spectators and some 8000 on course. If peddle power is not your mode of transport to watch the races, then Care Park has plenty of convenient parking on offer at Gasworks car park, Hotel City Grand, Hotel Grand Chancellor and Yorktown Square.

Julia How says, “Care Park has a long history of providing car parking in Tasmania and we are proud to support the communities we work in.

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CARE PARK NAMED AWARDS FINALIST IN FOUR CONSECUTIVE YEARS!

Leading Australian car park provider Care Park has been named a finalist in the Parking Australia Outlook 2019 Awards.

Care Park entered the Outstanding New Car Park development category showcasing its Opera car park development in Budapest, Hungary.

The car park is a showcase of Care Park’s Australian innovation, technology and people, exporting these to Central Europe to revolutionised the customer experience at the Opera car park in Budapest which services the Hungarian National Opera, theater district and high-end shopping precinct.

The car park operated as a semi-automated and manual operation in a large 400 plus bay car park over 10 levels with dual two-street entry /exit points and was in a dilapidated state.

Care Park has utilized its experience, technology and innovation developed in Australia, with our Australian management team spending time in Budapest, to recruit and train a local management team who also spent time in Australia.

These Australian-developed systems, technology and expertise have fully transformed the level of parking service in Hungary.

In a further boost to Care Park’s presence in the Outstanding Car Park Development category, two other finalists in this category are car park developments managed by Care Park. These are: City of Stonnington – Prahran Square Car Park and Whitehorse City Council – Harrow Street Car Park, Box Hill.

The Parking Industry Awards celebrates the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations for excellence, outstanding facilities and innovation throughout the parking industry.

The Awards aim to highlight the industry’s commitment to raising the standards through showcasing best practice and rewarding exceptional contributions to the parking industry.

The award winners will be named at a gala presentation dinner on Thursday 28 November at Metropolis Events in Melbourne with guest presenter comedian, actor, television and radio presenter Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann.

The Awards aim to highlight the industry’s commitment to raising the standards through showcasing best practice and rewarding exceptional contributions to the parking industry.

 


ADDING TO THE TOP 15 CITIES LIVABILITY

Mobile access technology company Kisi has undertaken research examining which cities around the world promote the most holistic work-life balance based on work intensity, institutional support, legislation, livability and stress levels.

Of the top 15 cities, Care Park has parking operations which provide state-of-the-art parking facilities that enhance the driver experience in three of the top 15 cities – Sydney, London and Budapest.

The top 15 cities listed – on the basis of vacations taken, paid maternal and parental leave, commuting, access to mental healthcare, city stress, air pollutants and leisure – were, in order, as follows: Helsinki, Munich, Oslo, Hamburg, Stockholm, Berlin, Zurich, Barcelona, Paris, Vancouver, Ottawa, London, Toronto, Budapest and Sydney.

The Care Group continues to grow its global footprint providing parking and building management services across Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, the UK and Hungary creating more reasons for making the world’s top cities more livable.


CARE PARK’S CHAMPIONSHIP COMMUNITY

Care Park’s Triple C approach – company, customers and community champions the human face of parking to create a safer environment for parkers and rough sleepers.

Care Park has formed partnerships with Launch Housing, St Vinnies and our corporate clients to provide rough sleepers using our car parks a safer housing environment.

Care Park sales and marketing manager, Jenna White, held discussions with Launch Housing, one of Victoria’s largest providers of housing and homelessness support services to form a partnership between Care Park and Launch Housing which has reduced the number of rough sleepers at Care Park car parks by 40%  and giving them safer accommodation and housing instead of simply reporting them to police and councils to move them on.

Care Park understands that homelessness as a growing problem in major metropolitan cities. Care Park was Jenna White’s major sponsor in the 2018 CEO Sleep out raising significant funds for the homeless organisations that house and accommodate rough sleepers.

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ABOUT CARE PARK

Care Park is a leading, major parking management group, operating more than 450 car parks in capital cities and provincial centres in New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, UK and Hungary. The company was established 21 years ago and is at the forefront of technology-driven car park solutions in New Zealand and Australia and exporting its knowledge and expertise globally. It operates major car parks at high profile venues such as commercial properties and sports arenas.