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Parking Changes at UQ 2017

We are constantly reviewing parking at the University of Queensland to ensure that we get the right balance of parking for the large diversity of users across all areas. We are working hard to align parking management strategies with the broader strategic objectives of the University.

FAQS:

In 2016 we are undertaking a parking review and market analysis to bring you some exciting changes to parking in 2017 including:

For Staff - expected implementation is for Semester 2, 2017:

  • The introduction of a virtual permit (v-permit) system for general staff, visitor and clinic parking. This will eliminate the need to have paper permits;
  • V-Permits will introduce an on-line application system and the ability for staff to manage information such as registration numbers etc;
  • In addition, the waiting list notification system will be automated. When a space becomes available the next person on the list will be notified;

For Staff and Students:

  • Changes to the cost of parking in the 500 place P10 carpark (under the new Synthetic Fields complex) to ensure it gets maximum use for Semester 1, 2017;
  • The removal of paper tickets for casual parking is expected to be in place by Semester 2, 2017;
  • Changes to how you pay for casual parking, making it quicker are expected to be in place by Semester 2, 2017.

To ensure successful implementation of new systems, there is a need to consolidate carparking areas and simplify administration processes and that means introducing some changes to parking.

From 1 January 2017, Staff Open permits will no longer be valid and UQ staff parking in the casual carparks will pay the casual rate.

As part of the consolidation of staff parking level three of the Conifer Knoll (P11) carpark will become a staff carpark from 1 January 2017.

Parking at the new synthetic fields carpark (P10) will now cost no more than $7 a day. The decision to cap the price follows a review of parking prices to ensure UQ was getting optimal use from its facilities. The option to park short-term will still be available at the current hourly rate of $2.50, however if you do stay longer the most you’ll pay is $7.

Accessed from Sir William McGregor Drive, the carpark provides undercover car parking for nearly 500 vehicles. It also provides quick and easy access to campus – either via lift to the top of the UQ Centre or via stairs that link to the UQ Lakes walkway.  

Parking at the UQ Centre and the external carpark adjacent to the Aquatic Centre both remain as hourly parking at $2.50 per hour, ensuring that those visiting UQ facilities for short periods of time will have access to short-term parking when required.

The mix of parking options will meet the needs of both short-term and long-term casual parkers at UQ. For more information please call PF Assist on 336 52222.

After 5:00pm each weekday afternoon, valid Staff Permit holders and valid Pay & Display permits (tickets) can move their vehicles to either 1½ P, 14P Hourly and 14P Daily casual parking zones without change.

From 31 December 2016, all Open Permits allowing staff to park in casual zones will expire. If you currently hold an Open Permit, you need to apply for a new Staff Permit by 9 December 2016. This permit will allow you to park in the Conifer Knoll (P11) /Multi-Level (P3 & P4) carparks as of 1 January 2017.

Permit holders must display their permit on the vehicle.

Working on current carpark utilisation rates, we are confident that all current Open Permit holders will find a park in either the Multi-Level (P3 & P4) or the Conifer Knoll (P11) carparks in 2017. Parking spaces are not guaranteed.  

From 1 January 2017 all St Lucia general staff permit parking will be limited to Conifer Knoll (P11) and the Multi-Level (P3 & P4) carparks. Further information on the permit types with their respective changes is listed in the FAQs below. Further communication to all individual permit holders will follow with full instructions on what to do to ensure that you have a valid parking permit on 1 January 2017.

From 1 January 2017, Multi-Level permits will be valid in either the Multi-Level (P3 & P4) carpark on Sir Fred Schonell Drive or the Conifer Knoll (P11) carparks. If you are a current permit holder in these zones your permit will be valid in either the Conifer Knoll (P11) OR the Multi-Level (P3 & P4) carparks from 1 January 2017. You do not need to do anything further.

Permit holders must display their permit on the vehicle.

From 1 January 2017, Conifer Knoll permits will be valid in either the Multi-Level (P3 & P4) carpark on Sir Fred Schonell Drive or the Conifer Knoll (P11) carpark on College Rd. If you are a current permit holder in these zones your permit will be valid in either the Conifer Knoll (P11) OR the Multi-Level (P3 & P4) carparks from 1 January 2017. You do not need to do anything further.

Permit holders must display their permit on the vehicle.

From 1 January 2017, staff not holding an executive position with a QBP permit will be transferred to the Multi-Level (P3 & P4)/Conifer Knoll (P11) carparks effective from 1 January 2017.

The limited carparks available in the QBP will be made available for Executive Level Staff and others approved by the Chief Operating Officer or their delegate only.

Those no longer eligible to park in the QBP will have access removed from their swipe card by 1 January 2017.

If you salary sacrifice your permit, a new staff permit, valid in either the Multi-Level (P3 & P4) or Conifer Knoll (P11) carparks, will automatically be sent to you in December for use from 1 January 2017.

If you pay upfront, you will need to pay by 9 December 2016 to ensure that you have a valid permit for 1 January 2017. Applications made after this date may be placed on a waiting list.

Permit holders must display their permit on the vehicle.

If you pay upfront, you will need to pay by 9 December 2016 to ensure that you have a valid permit for 1 January 2017. Applications made after this date may be placed on a waiting list.

The new Staff Permits will be the same price as the current Multi-Level/Conifer Knoll Permits. More information on pricing is available here.
It simply means that there will now be one wait list only and once a permit becomes available, it will be issued to the first on the waitlist.

Property & Facilities is working toward maximising utilisation rates and will continue to review the utilisation of the staff car parking areas during the year. This may result in car parking spaces being limited in peak periods. 

Electronic signage adjacent to each car parking space will display the number of car spaces available for permit holders. In the unlikely event that Staff Permit holders are unable to locate a park you will be able to call PF Assist on 3365 1016 to be directed to available parking on campus.

Details on casual car parking areas can be found here. In addition Free-of-Charge Permits have been made available for the Long Pocket site. To apply, contact PF Assist.

Parking at the new synthetic fields carpark (P10) will now cost no more than $7 a day. The decision to cap the price follows a review of parking prices to ensure UQ was getting optimal use from its facilities. The option to park short-term will still be available at the current hourly rate of $2.50, however if you do stay longer the most you’ll pay is $7.

Accessed from Sir William McGregor Drive, the carpark provides undercover car parking for nearly 500 vehicles. It also provides quick and easy access to campus – either via lift to the top of the UQ Centre or via stairs that link to the UQ Lakes walkway.  

Parking at the UQ Centre and the external carpark adjacent to the Aquatic Centre both remain as hourly parking at $2.50 per hour, ensuring that those visiting UQ facilities for short periods of time will have access to short-term parking when required.

The mix of parking options will meet the needs of both short-term and long-term casual parkers at UQ. For more information please call PF Assist on 336 52222.

To ensure safe access to the Synthetic Fields carpark (P10) for both motorists and cyclists, 76 carparks on Sir William MacGregor Drive (SWMD) between the roundabout at the Rowing Club and Blair Rd on the campus side have been removed.

Sir William McGregor Drive

This allows more space for cars and cyclists sharing the road and is part of a larger strategy to improve access on campus.

From Monday 16 January, no parking is allowed on this part of Sir William McGregor Drive and the carparks have been replaced with a yellow line and signage to indicate No Standing. Alternative car parking options include:

  • P8 and P9 (Opposite Rugby Club) - $5 per day
  • SWMD From Blair Rd to Upland Road - $5 per day
  • P10 - $2.50 per hour (capped at $7 per day)
  • Blair Road - $2.50 per hour

Additional works to be undertaken include:

  • Repainting the intersection of Blair Road and Sir William McGregor Drive
  • Addition of a loading bay on Blair Rd for Café deliveries

For further information about the changes on Sir William McGregor Drive, please contact Manager Transport Systems, Leigh Burgess on 3365 1948 or l.burgess@pf.uq.edu.au.

The St Lucia campus is well serviced by alternative commuter options, including bus and ferry services, pedestrian access and bicycle facilities, with 3 City Cycle stations, more than 1500 outdoor bike racks and 750 secure bike spaces on campus.

There are 5 specialist Bike Box facilities providing secure bike lock-up, change rooms, showers and bicycle repair facilities and 4 secure bicycle storage rooms.

More details on alternative transport options are available here.

The campus promotes and encourages sustainable transport options to support a healthy lifestyle and protect the environment.

From 1 January 2017 the existing 23 zones will be reduced to 8 wider zones, making local travel more affordable. The weekday morning off-peak period will be extended to 6am and fares will be reduced in all zones. The cost of one-zone local tripswill be $1.60 on a concession go card and $3.20 on an adult go card. More information is available here. In addition UQ is working with Translink to ensure that service improvements are implemented which cater for the current needs of UQ students and staff.

We are working with Brisbane City Council’s Cycling Brisbane Group to bring you more information, better journey planners, more cycling workshops and great give-aways to improve your cycling safety in 2017. We will also be working on improving facilities, directional signage and on road safety around the campus for cyclists during 2017.

 

 


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Speed Limits on Campus

Speed limit 30 km per hour on UQ roads
on UQ roads

Speed limit 10 km per hour in UQ carparks and shared zones (vehicle/pedestrian)
in UQ carparks
& shared zones

  Contact Us:
  Phone:  336 51016
  Fax:      336 51900
  Email:   parking@pf.uq.edu.au

 

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