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Smarter City Solutions: Compliance integrates with NSW State government program to streamline parking fine collection management

June 11, 2021




Smarter City Solutions: Compliance integrates with NSW State government program to streamline parking fine collection management



Sydney, New South Wales, 11 June 2021 – In a move to streamline the management of parking infringement collection, The Hills Shire Council in New South Wales has introduced integrated parking compliance technology solution, vCompliance, to work in conjunction with the NSW State Government’s Print and Post program.

vCompliance, which is one of several products offered by award winning Australian parking technology company, Smarter City Solutions, is a platform that is used by parking officers to record and then send the necessary evidence to Revenue NSW, who are then able to expedite the parking fine straight to the motorist in a more timely manner.

The integration of this technology replaces the more traditional, manual method of processing infringement notices, which is known for creating ongoing delays and a less than satisfactory experience for motorists and councils alike.

General Manager of The Hills Shire Council, Michael Edgar said the program is the perfect example of looking for ways to use technology to improve processes which provide better service delivery, reliability and quality in an environment that also enhances safety.

“The Print and Post program provides a seamless solution, making it more efficient whilst maintaining accuracy,” Mr Edgar said.

“As this technology becomes proven over time, I am confident other regulators will see the advantages,” he added.

Michael Doherty, Head of Business Development for Smarter City Solutions, said, “The Smarter City Solutions team are leaders in tailoring solutions for our clients by developing intelligent and customised technologies which can be integrated with both contemporary and legacy systems.

“In NSW, it is mandatory that local councils submit evidence of a parking infringement to the government in order for Revenue NSW to issue the fine, which is a hassle for councils and causes an unnecessary burden for motorists.”

“vCompliance minimises the input required by a Council into the process and ensures that they can confidently opt in to Revenue NSW’s new initiative and expect a seamless and streamlined parking infringement process.”

vCompliance has multiple applications and is a scalable solution for municipalities that allows efficient and resilient mobile parking enforcement. License plate recognition technology is integrated with a smartphone enforcement app, real-time data verification and Bluetooth belt printers to facilitate seamless issuance of infringements and parking audits.






Michael Doherty Bio

Michael Doherty has been at the forefront of parking technology for close to a decade, having worked with many of the businesses behind Australia’s leading parking and payment apps and cloud-based permit and compliance technologies. As Head of Business Development for Smarter City Solutions, he oversees the sales and marketing of unique integrated parking solutions for local councils, universities, corporate clients all over Australia and beyond.

Michael was the first employee at Smarter City Solutions when it launched as CellOPark in 2013. He returned to the company in 2020.

Multi-disciplined with a solid, 25-year strong track record in information technology, Michael embraces disruptive technology and looks forward to a future where parking permit stickers and coin-fed meters are a thing of the past.

Smarter City Solutions Bio

Smarter City Solutions (SCS) is an established Australian software and technology services organisation that is leading the way with integrated parking systems. SCS is delivering award winning parking solutions derived from interconnected cloud-based technologies using its own pay-by-app and virtual permit systems as well as vCompliance for infringement issuance and systems from other leading parking technology providers. Smarter City Solutions is on a mission to develop software and systems that enable parking providers to enable a better experience of parking and administrative infrastructure for their staff and stakeholders.

Australian tech developer Smarter City Solutions wins partnership with Mosman Council to launch integrated cloud-based parking solution

April 12, 2021



Australian tech developer Smarter City Solutions wins partnership with Mosman Council to launch integrated cloud-based parking solution





Sydney, New South Wales  – Mosman Council has further cemented its position as an early adopter of technology by introducing the award-winning CellOPark parking payment app to its suite of cloud-based, contactless and paperless parking solutions for residents.



CellOPark, from Australian technology company Smarter City Solutions, will work in conjunction with the current parking payment methods, as a part of the councils endeavour to embrace new technology and implement innovative parking solutions to enhance the customer experience.

Mosman Council are considered industry leaders for their adoption of new parking technology and were the first Australian local council to transition completely to virtual parking permits after launching Smarter City Solutions’s vPermit in 2019, which won an award for ‘Excellence in Technology and Innovation’ at the Parking Industry Awards in the same year.

vPermit was delivered to over 10,000 Mosman residents and has reduced customer service hours by allowing residents to register for a parking permit online through the vPermit portal.

The CellOPark system will also automatically give eligible Mosman residents using vPermit a ‘free’ three- hour period to park in areas such as The Spit, Balmoral, Clifton Gardens, Rosherville Reserve and also near Taronga Zoo. A first of its kind, this integration will automatically discount fares for residents using a car registered with vPermit by using License Plate Recognition(LPR) technology.

Alongside the CellOPark and vPermit technology, the council has also implemented in-ground, real-time sensors on key streets and car parks, and developed their own app to help motorists find available parking in popular areas. With the data collected from the various smart parking technologies the council can now make informed decisions about their planning and development instead of relying on anecdotal evidence.

Speaking of the project Mosman Council General Manager Dominic Johnson said the pay-by-app service would further enhance the driving and parking experience in Mosman.

“The app is the latest in a suite of innovative solutions implemented by Mosman Council to ensure Mosman continues to develop along a smart city pathway.

“Local users will benefit from the Mosman-specific information, which accounts for vPermit holders’ free parking periods, contributing to a tailored parking experience.

Ori Almong, Managing Director of Smarter City Solutions, said that given our current Covid-conscious climate the move to contactless technology has accelerated the need for innovative parking solutions such as CellOPark and vPermit.

“We are pleased to team up with Mosman Council for the second time to create a parking management solution which suits the needs of residents, visitors, businesses and the council while still offering incredible data for future council planning.”

“Now via the CellOPark app and mobile site , visitors and residents of Mosman will be given more flexibility and options for payment when looking to park in the council area and with our premium reminder service, they will never risk a fine again.”


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