PAID parking in the parliamentary triangle was supposed to commence on 1 July.
But now the NCA have admitted things have not gone well and the implementation has been put back by two to three months while they get their act together.
NCA Chief Executive, Malcolm Snow said the components and tasks involved in delivering a pay parking scheme were originally underestimated.
“The extent and complexity of the activities involved in implementing pay parking was not sufficiently identified in the original proposal,’ Malcolm said.
“The issues include arrangements and fees for payment of parking via credit cards, collection of cash from the machines, and charges for parking infringement notices.”
Some of the arrangements required to support pay parking will be implemented by 1 July. These include:
- Installation of parking machines, parking signage, bay-line markings and pedestrian refuge traffic islands
- Upgrades to the Windsor Walk and York Park car park
- The mix of short stay and long stay parking has been determined
- The allocation of volunteer, accessible and motorcycle parking; and
- Selection of service providers for the day-to-day operation of pay parking.