Stockland Regional Asset Manager, Craig Piper said the new "convenient" parking system at Stockland Wetherill Park will make it easier to find a park and improve the overall customer experience.
The new controlled parking system comes into effect on March 9 and will offer ticketless parking based on licence plate recognition technology, which allows customers to drive in and out without the need of a ticket.
The new parking system will offer shoppers free parking for the first three hours with casual rates to apply for longer stays. For parking of three to four hours, it will cost $5.
Other features of the new system include:
- Free parking with entry after 6pm, seven-days per week
- Free all day parking for mobility permit holders and seniors with access to 55 dedicated disabled parking spaces and 12 dedicated seniors spaces (Customers with a valid seniors card or mobility disability pass will need to register at Customer Care).
- A fourth hour of parking for free if visiting Hoyts cinemas (Shoppers will need to scan their cinema ticket barcode at the parking station before returning to their car to activate the free fourth hour).
- Free parking for retail staff within the designated parking zones.
Mr Piper said the changes have been made following customer feedback.
"Our priority is to offer our customers an easy and enjoyable shopping experience, so we have chosen to implement a new parking system that is fair for everyone," he said.
"These changes will allow customers and visitors to the centre to find a parking space more easily providing a more convenient customer experience.
"At Stockland Wetherill Park we are always looking for ways to improve and ensure greater access and amenity for our customers. This is just another initiative to ensure our customers shopping experience is more convenient, easy and enjoyable."