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Rise In Revenue Likely From New Meters

Moving forward the council will be bringing in pay and display digital solar parking meters.
11 Jun 2022 02:00
Rise In Revenue Likely From New Meters
Some parking meters in Nausori Town were sabotaged and are not working. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Nausori Town Council is optimistic of an increase in revenue from five new parking meters it has invested in.

Council special administrator chair Uma Kant Patel said out of the 40 parking meters in Nausori, only 30 were working.

“Out of the 30 only 20 will give us revenue because most of the time people vandalise these parking meters,” Mr Patel said.

“Of the 30 that are working when we go and collect coins we find that 10 to 15 are usually vandalised meaning people insert dented coins, steel plates, match sticks, pins and this considerably affects our revenue collection.

Moving forward the council will be bringing in pay and display digital solar parking meters.

It has already ordered five for Nausori and two for Nasinu. These will be installed in busy areas in Main Street in Nausori.

Mr Patel said the working lolly pop meters would be relocated in other parts of Nausori Town.

“We will also need to increase our traffic enforcement officers as well. Many times people display old receipts and get away. Some park for the entire day along the parking slots where meters are not operational,” he said.

The pay and display meter costs the council about $50,000 of which it has paid 50 per cent of the deposit.

The council expects the meters to be with them by August or September.

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