The new system moves away from the Pay-and-Display tickets to an electronic system. Motorists will no longer need to place a ticket in the vehicle windscreen.
Motorists using the new parking system will need to take note of the parking bay number which can be found on the edge of the footpath, directly in front of the vehicle. Instructions will be clearly displayed on each meter to guide people through the new procedures.
Motorists will notice that parking signage in King Street has changed. Parking times are not displayed on street signage, but are now displayed on the meters. Parking in King Street still remains at two hours.
Parking charges also remain the same and receipts will still be available from the parking meters for those who require them.
PNCC staff with the aid of parking machine technicians have worked hard to ensure a smooth transition to the new system, but some delays may be experienced. PNCC would like to thank the public for their patience.
It is anticipated that all parking meters in the city will be upgraded to the new system by June 2011.