Car Parking in Sunshine Town Centre

Introduction of parking sensors in Sunshine Town Centre - frequently asked questions

Key information

  • Parking sensor technology has been installed and is now operating in public car parking spaces in Sunshine and St Albans town centres.
  • 100 sensors have been installed in total (50 in Sunshine and 50 in St Albans).
  • There are no changes to your obligations as a driver. You still need to obey the limits stated on parking signs.
  • There will be no changes to fine infringements or parking time limits.
1. What is a parking sensor?
 
A parking sensor is a small electronic device installed under the surface of a parking bay to detect and record the time a car arrives and leaves from a parking space.
 
2. Why is Council introducing parking sensors?
 
Brimbank Council is committed to improving the way it works and introducing innovative solutions to everyday problems.
 
The introduction of parking sensors is an efficient way for Council to manage parking in our busy town centres, and to ensure sufficient parking is available for visitors, customers and residents.
 
3. How do parking sensors work?
 
The sensors record when a vehicle arrives in a parking space. If the vehicle overstays the maximum allowable time, a parking officer will receive a notification from the sensor. The officer will then check to see if a parking offence has occurred before issuing a fine.
 
4. How accurate are parking sensors?
 
The sensors are extremely accurate. They record the exact time a vehicle enters and departs a parking space. Each sensor conducts a self-test each morning to ensure it is in working order; if not, the sensor does not switch on for the day.
 
5. Do parking sensors effect how parking fines are issued?
 
There will be no changes to how infringements are issued or to parking time limits.
 
6. How can I contest my parking fine?
 
By law, you can request a review of your fine/infringement. You can apply for a review of an infringement notice via Brimbank Council’s website – brimbank.vic.gov.au
 
7. Where will the parking sensors be introduced?
 
Parking sensors are being introduced in selected on-street public car parking spaces in Alfrieda Street in St Albans and Devonshire Road in the Sunshine Town Centre.
 
8. How many sensors are being installed?
 
A total of 100 parking sensors will be installed in selected on street public car parking spaces in the St Albans and Sunshine Town Centres.
 
9. How will parking sensors affect me as a driver?
 
There will be no changes to your obligations as a driver. You still need to obey the limit on the parking sign.
 
10. How will parking sensors affect local traders/businesses?
 
The introduction of parking sensors in our busy town centres is expected to improve the turnover of parking to make it easier for visitors and customers to find an available parking space.