UPDATE: Due to a large number responses and queries arising from this notice, a FAQ with answers will be published in the next edition of This Week on 26 March.
Specific details around pricing and zones will be published in This Week and on the parking webpage as soon as available (anticipated end of March / early April). At this time staff will be able to review the parking options that are relevant to their specific situation. The property team is unable to answer specific questions regarding individual cases until this information is available and thanks staff for their patience.
In October last year, the University introduced a new way of paying for and managing parking via an online platform that was rolled out for the student, visitor and gym user communities. Supported by new, dynamic carpark signage and live-feed car bay availability (www.mq.edu.au/parking), the digital platform is working well and will be introduced to staff in April ready for a 1 May start date.
What will be different?
- Parking payment and infringement management will be virtual, using licence plate recognition technology.
- There will be no tickets or display permits and the Cashier’s office will not handle parking permits.
- Staff can choose between PAYG and vPermit (no need to use both):
PAYG. Casual, pay-as-you-go parking is self-managed by app/online; only available in General carparks – see Campus Parking Map. PAYG is operated by our partner, CellOpark.
vPermit. Virtual permits will be available for purchase online via our secure web portal. Salary sacrifice will be available for several vPermit types. Staff can purchase in April – date to be advised.
Pricing and zones
- New rates for staff and students will be released during April.
- Carparks will be separated by zones with varying parking rates.
- Waterloo Road parking will be catered for.
- PAYG will not be available in staff-only carparks.
- Salary sacrifice will not be available for PAYG.
What stays the same?
- Salary sacrifice will be available to permanent employees who purchase a vPermit that is for six months or longer.
- Macquarie University still owns and operates all campus carparks.
- If you haven’t paid for parking on campus, you may receive a parking fine.
- Disabled/mobility parking spaces are still free for authorised drivers.
- Motorcycle and motor scooter parking is still free in designated bays.
What help will be available to explain the new parking system?
Macquarie University Property staff and CellOpark will be on campus in April and May to answer queries and help staff to register for either PAYG or a vPermit. Dates and location to be advised.