New parking meters re-scheduled for January

The installation of 17 new-generation parking meters in Hamilton’s CBD has been rescheduled to commence on January 8 and will be completed by January 19.

Southern Grampians Shire Council has been advised by its contractor that it is still waiting on delivery of the new parking meters to Hamilton and, as a result, the contractor needed to reschedule the installation date.

The meters will be installed along Gray Street (seven meters), Thompson Street (six) and Brown Street (four).

Users will be able to pay for their parking by tapping a bank card/pre-paid debit card or using the ‘Easy Park’ phone app, which means there will be no requirement to display a ticket on the vehicle dashboard and cars can be moved multiple times in the CBD during the paid period.

CEO Tony Doyle said all parking would be free in the Hamilton CBD during the installation period of the new smart meters.

“We will communicate to the public the dates for free parking in the CBD,” said Mr Doyle. “For those interested in seeing how the new parking meters operate, we welcome you to inspect a sample meter at council customer service in Brown Street during business hours.”

The Easy Park phone app is already active in the Hamilton CBD and can be used to pay for parking in bays with both existing meters and new ones when they arrive. The app can be downloaded from

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