ParkPenrith app simplifies parking in the CBD

ParkPenrith app simplifies parking in the CBD

Friday, 30 April 2021

Penrith City Council is reminding residents that finding a parking space in and around the CBD is easy thanks to Council’s real-time, high-tech parking management system available via a mobile phone app.

The ParkPenrith app monitors vehicle movement in Council-operated carparks as well as CBD streets by collecting data from in-ground parking sensors to deliver real-time updates for users.

Through the implementation of these state-of-the-art motion sensors, which were installed in 2019, Penrith shoppers can easily see on a map where there are vacant parking spots before venturing into the City.

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM said the time-saving feature for the community doubles as a benefit to local businesses ensuring regular turnover and availability of parking.

“The ParkPenrith app is a fantastic, free tool that gives residents the chance to plan ahead and it also encourages greater activity in the City Centre by ensuring customer turnover in short-term parking spaces,” Cr McKeown said.

“We are all aware of the impacts COVID-19 had on the economy as businesses were hit hard; that’s why Council rolled out its Penrith Proud campaign, to encourage residents to show ongoing support for small businesses by shopping locally.

“Increased use of the ParkPenrith app is a great extension of this, as it makes CBD trips easier and faster for shoppers and visitors alike knowing where parking is available as they frequent the City Centre to shop, dine and access services,” Cr McKeown said.

Data obtained from the below-ground electronic devices helps Council better understand and manage our parking resources, which is important for the economy of the City.

The ParkPenrith app can be downloaded on Apple and Android mobile devices. Visit to find out more.

**Council does not promote use of a mobile phone when driving, please check the app before getting behind the wheel. Drivers must comply with NSW traffic rules and regulations.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Friday, 30 April 2021.