Join us today in St Lucia:
• Clean Up Australia – this Sunday
• native bees buzZzing about
• toilet upgraded at Taringa Playground Park
• saving a green tree frog
• new putt-putt in St Lucia

Today we’re talking a new car yard at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, nesting boxes with Habitat Brisbane and safety around schools.

Join us today in Toowong:
• UU update on Coronation Drive bikeway
• Xylophone has landed
• Some Wool-y steps are to be fixed
• Off-road cycling ideas
• New school consultation underway

We’re down at Bent Street, Toowong, checking out the improvements at the local shops. Also:
– New mural in Toowong
– Toilet renovation nearly finished
– Native tree planting
– Indooroopilly State School leaders ceremony
– Road safety upgrades (hint: kindy and for cyclists)

Cr David McLachlan
Infrastructure Chair
MEDIA RELEASE

Brisbane parking meters go cashless

The more than 960 parking meters across Brisbane will go cashless from 22 February following a dramatic reduction in cash payments and the introduction of better payment technology.

Infrastructure Chair David McLachlan said people would still be given payment options when it came to on-street parking with both Tap ‘n’ Go technology and CellOPark app payments available.

“During the height of the global coronavirus pandemic the decision was made, based on health advice, to remove the use of coins in parking meters to reduce the handling of cash,” Cr McLachlan said.

“What this proved to us is that so few people use coin payments with motorists embracing technology to pay for parking.

“We will be the first state in Australia to use cashless payment only for parking and it is a sign of how we are working to quickly adapt to a new normal post coronavirus.

“Not only are cashless payments great from a hygiene purpose, but they also significantly reduce the maintenance costs for our meters by hundreds of thousands of thousands of dollars a year, which is a great outcome for ratepayers.

“As part of our steps towards a more technologically advanced on-street parking system, the Schrinner Council Administration will also be looking to introduce digital receipts for parking in 2021.”

From tomorrow residents will see signage at parking meters advising of the coin removal that will come into effect as of 4am Monday 22 February.

From February 22 payment can be made at parking meters by debit and credit cards (Visa or Mastercard). Contactless payment is available by Tap N Go and pay-by-app with the CellOPark Australia app. There are no surcharges applied.

To download the free CellOPark app, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au and search ‘CellOPark’

Fifteen-minute free parking will remain available at all metered car parking spaces, with more than 7500 on-street parking spaces available across the following suburbs:
• Auchenflower
• Bowen Hills
• Buranda
• Fortitude Valley
• Kangaroo Point
• Kelvin Grove
• Milton
• Newstead
• South Brisbane
• Spring Hill
• Teneriffe
• West End
• Woolloongabba

Join us down at the Chapel Hill Community Garden and hear about:
– the new school
– oversized pots on Bent Street
– Clean Up Australia Day (Sunday, 7 March)
– Witton Barracks Creative Hub
– What’s a missing link?(footpath gaps)
– new SAM sign (Kate Street)

– Australia Day citizenship ceremony (Indooroopilly)
– New school – info from Education Qld briefing
– Community gardens – planter boxes and more
– Have your say about off-road cycling
– Ivory Curls are in bloom!

Join us down at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and hear about:
– the Mud Army Anniversary (on tomorrow and you’re invited)
– Indooroopilly Riverwalk update
– Improving local shopping strips (this one is in Toowong)
– School zones next week
– Victoria Bridge (what you need to know)

Join us today in Rainbow Forest Park, Indooroopilly…
– Russell Terrace – speed, line + sign changes
– Did I really say ‘worm wee’?
– How hot is it? Hot enough for shade sails…
– I launched ‘Brisbane Local’ podcast today

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
In the spirit of the new year, I’m making 5 resolutions of things I’ll be better at in 2021. Watch to find out what they are