Primary Health Care invited Ybern to propose a parking solution for its Medical Centre site at Moonee Ponds, Victoria. PHC were interested in a cost effective way to manage the small car park at that location.
The efficient use of the Moonee Ponds car park posed challenges due to its size, the location and difficulty in collecting fees under the existing system. The car park is small and intended solely for the use of Medial Centre patients and authorised personnel. The lack of public street parking and the Centre’s close proximity to a railway station was hindering patient access to parking. Commuters, trades people and shoppers were occupying valuable car park spaces.
The existing parking system was a coin operated barrier gate. It could only charge a single tariff for all parkers irrespective of their length of stay. The four dollar fee had to be set low so as not to deter patients from parking but it put the car park under pressure from many opportunistic users.