Car park tech trial for Hastings Street

Car park tech trial in December aimed at curbing traffic woes. Picture: ROB MACCOLL

A new carpark technology trial is set to take the hassle out of heading to Noosa’s Main Beach during the Christmas holidays.

The trial, set to commence on 4 December 2023, will introduce variable message sign (VMS) boards strategically placed at key entry points to Noosa Heads.

Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart said the message boards will provide motorists with useful real-time parking information, enabling them to make informed decisions about entering the precinct.

“Our primary objective with this trial is to encourage residents and visitors to consider making use of the Free Holiday Buses, and the park-and-ride Loop Bus service, rather than drive into our busiest precincts and queue for extended periods looking for elusive parking spaces,” she said.

The free Go Noosa 065 electric loop bus that operates every 15 minutes between 7am and 7pm, then every 30 minutes from 7pm to 10pm, will provide stress-free parking and transportation to the beach, shops and restaurants in the busy Noosa Heads precinct. The electric loop bus departs from the AFL ground on Weyba Road, making it a convenient and eco-friendly choice for those looking to access the beach and precinct.

Following an extensive evaluation process, SenSen Networks Ltd, a leader in car park technology, has been selected to spearhead the initiative.

Infrastructure Services Director Shaun Walsh said Council was excited about the new partnership.

“This collaboration with SenSen Networks Ltd promises not only to make parking more convenient but to leverage the latest technology for the betterment of our community,” he said.

“Additionally, the car park technology trial will significantly enhance Council’s ability to make informed decisions about traffic management and local law enforcement in the busy Noosa Heads precinct.”

For more information about the car park technology trial, the park-and-ride service, and other Noosa Shire Council initiatives, please visit