Changes to parking on the Cairns campus
JCU has announced changes to parking arrangements at its Cairns campus that will be implemented in first semester 2018.
The current system has been in place for many years and the feedback has been that the scheme is not equitable. Complaints have centred around permit-only spaces remaining empty and that there are not enough ‘free’ spaces for those who don’t purchase a parking permit or arrive early enough to secure a park. Further, if a permit is purchased a parking space is not guaranteed during periods of high demand.
The basis of the new system is that car park users will be required to pay to use the facilities for the time that they are on campus. The use of an app-based system will allow users to start and stop parking sessions via their smartphone. Internet and telephone options will be available for those without smart phones. In recognition of the amount of time spent on campus, staff will have the option of using the app or purchasing an annual or half yearly permit. Revenue from parking will be directed back towards improving transport options including enhancing lighting, developing further car parks, and constructing end-of-ride facilities.
Features of the scheme include:-
The University is committed to achieving a fair and equitable parking system that best meets the needs of users and will consider all feedback offered.
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