02 November 2018
‘Tap and go’ parking has arrived in New Plymouth, with most NPDC car parking machines in the central business district now accepting Paywave.
It’s the first phase in an upgrade that will also see the end to printed receipts as part of NPDC’s journey toward Zero Waste 2040.
Before Christmas, NPDC will phase out printed receipts and give the option of an e-receipt instead.
“It’s about using technology to cut down our waste and make it easier and faster to park in the CBD,” says NPDC Customer and Regulatory Solutions Manager Katrina Brunton.
“We brought in the PayMyPark app nearly three years ago to make parking quick and easy, and now we’ve added Paywave as an option at the machines.
“NPDC is focused on supporting a thriving central city, and making it simple to park and pay is a key part of keeping our CBD accessible.”
In addition, users can now top up their parking from more machines. Top up your $1 an hour parking from any other $1 an hour machine, and your $2 an hour parking from any other $2 an hour machine.
Top-up parking is also available on the PayMyPark app.
Due to more popular payment options being available, the text-to-park function is being shut down.
To receive an electronic receipt users have 3 ways to do this:
1. Via the Pay my Park app available on the Apple and Android app stores
2. Input your email address at the parking meter when paying
3. Scan a QR code provided at the parking meter