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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 3 June 2021) . . Page.. 1777 ..


Parking—licence plate recognition technology(Question No 205)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 April 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Business and Better Regulation):

(1) When was new licence plate recognition (LPR) technology introduced for parking enforcement.

(2) Has illegal parking increased or decreased since the introduction of LPR and can the Minister provide the data.

(3) By how much has LPR increased revenue from parking fines and can the Minister provide the data.

Ms Cheyne: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) was introduced in September 2017.

(2) Data collected by Access Canberra relates only to the numbers of infringements issued. The number of infringements issued since the introduction of LPR is below:

Type of Infringement

Number

Value

Sept 2017 – June 2018

LPR Infringement

12,127

$1,727,061.00

Parking Infringement

64,413

$8,867,302.97

Mail Out

221

$47,609.00

July 2018 – June 2019

LPR Infringement

29,920

$4,152,457.00

Parking Infringement

82,301

$11,615,423.99

Mail Out

334

$78,546.00

July 2019 – June 2020

LPR Infringement

24,470

$3,595,031.00

Parking Infringement

67,759

$9,667,554.87

Mail Out

1,432

$272,040.00

(3) The use of LPR parking patrols is one of several methods utilised by Access Canberra as part of its overall parking compliance activities. Use of LPR depends on the nature of the compliance activity and associated risks. The numbers of infringements issued by LPR can increase or decrease based on a range of factors including the location and volume of enforcement activities.

The number of LPR issued infringements are provided in the below table:

Type of Infringement

Number

Value

Sept 2017 – June 2018

LPR Infringements

12,127

$1,727,061.00

July 2018 – June 2019

LPR Infringements

29,920

$4,152,457.00

July 2019 – June2020

LPR Infringements

24,470

$3,595,031.00



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