- Last updated:
- 31 Jan 2017
Please see the detailed map for a clear overview of the parking management strategy.
On-street parking options
The on-street parking options around the Sunshine Coast health precinct changed on 30 January 2017.
The 127 metered parking bays along Birtinya Blvd, Eccles Blvd, Bright Pl and Shine Ct are now two-hour paid metered parking, between 8am-5pm, seven days per week. These areas are two-hour parking at all other times.
The meters use smart technology and can be topped up with coins, credit cards and smart phones through the specially designed EasyPark app.
The 80 bays along Lake Kawana Blvd between Kawana Way and Birtinya Blvd, are 3P 24/7, with meters considered in the future.
This is in addition to the privately run, multi-level car parks.
Please note the extend of the parking managed by council in the health precinct is around 2% of the total supply.
Pay with EasyPark
Passengers will be able to use the EasyPark app to locate the parks for their drivers and, if staying longer than planned, can top up via the app or by calling 1300 734 070 when away from their car - up to a maximum of two hours total parking time.
How to use the EasyPark app
In ground parking sensors integrated with the EasyPark app allow customers to view available parking bays in real time before arrival to the area.
- Once parked, customers enter the 4 digit EasyPark area code (which will be visible on pole mounted signs and parking meters) or select it from the map on the EasyPark app.
- Customers enter their rego number, select an end time and start parking.
- Customers using EasyPark will receive a reminder to their phone 15 minutes before their parking time is up. They can then choose to extend parking or come out to move their car if the parking time limit is reached.
- When leaving the bay click stop parking and pay only for the time actually used.
Public transport options
New bus services are now in place around the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. There are additional routes, improved frequency for a number of existing services, reduced fares and a new bus network for Nambour. Visit TransLink’s Journey planner to find out how you can make your journey to the Sunshine Coast health precinct.
A close watch on residential parking
Council will keep a close watch on the residential areas of Birtinya Island and Birtinya Peninsula to monitor whether spill-over parking from the health precinct is becoming an issue.If spill-over problems arise, Council may recommend one-hour parking regulations in these areas during the following times:
- 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
- 8am – Noon, Saturday
- not applicable on Sunday.
The permits will be identified by the registration number of a vehicle registered to a resident at that address. Obtaining a parking permit will incur an administrative fee of $48 per annum. However, this does not necessarily guarantee a park on the street will be available at all times. Each household will be advised of any changes before they happen.
The best parking solutions for all users
The Sunshine Coast health precinct offers ample parking options for visitors and staff. Visitors can choose from three parking stations, with a fourth P1 to open in 2017. P1 and P2 multi-deck and P3 at-grade car parks are located at the Sunshine Coast Health Campus. Another option is the Secure P Parking Station on Eccles Blvd.
Visit Sunshine Coast University Hospital website for parking and transport options.