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Remote co-working


Remote co-working

How to implement remote co-working practices to maximise productivity in times of change 

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Remote co-working


Remote co-working

How to implement remote co-working practices to maximise productivity in times of change 

Remote co-working broadens staff mobility

Globally, we know the nature of work and the workforce are evolving. And employers in our precinct are on the forefront of this change with teams dispersed globally, across remote locations. Forward thinking organisations are challenging workplace perceptions by focusing on the outcome, not on the physical place. 

With the upcoming temporary closure of the three stations servicing the area, employers have taken the lead by broadening the range of mobility options for staff and sought to reduce travel to the area by including remote co-working in their employee offering. 

Remote work location preference

After the pilot, over two thirds of people preferred a co-work space option - demonstrating the value of using co-work spaces to increase mobility options for a broader range of employees.

What is remote co-working?

Remote co-working allows employees to work 1 or 2 days a week from a co-working location close to their home. Employees can choose from a number of sites that have been approved by their employer and share the experience with their colleagues.

There is a lot of research that demonstrates the benefits of people working remotely. This includes:

  • demonstrable productivity improvements
  • improved motivation
  • and networking benefits.

There is also plenty of research highlighting the benefits of co-working for individuals and small businesses, including flexibility, collaboration and productivity.

There is less information and evidence about:

  • The value of utilising professional co-working spaces, as an alternative to working from home, to support remote work for employees of large organisations.
  • The cultural changes needed to support greater utilisation of remote work within large organisations.

Giving remote co-working a go

 
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In late 2016 to early 2017 Connect trialled remote working at two co-work spaces for a select group of employees from two major workplaces, Optus and Aristocrat Technologies, in Macquarie Park. The pilot’s aims were to assess the following:

  • potential of more flexible working environments - i.e. working remotely from the Macquarie Park office
  • attractiveness of working remotely in co-work spaces for employees
  • productivity of remote workers - based on employee and manager perceptions
  • employer satisfaction of remote working – for both “business as usual” and as part of business continuity planning for temporary rail shutdown.
  • issues and opportunities for a broader offering to Connect members of remote work through co-work locations.

The results of the remote co-working pilot blew us away

Here are some findings of the remote work pilot’s evaluation.

93% of managers vote to continue co-work

There was overwhelming support from managers to continue use of remote co-work.

66% reduction in travel time

The average number of travel minutes decreased significantly during the pilot - improving the work/life balance of all participants. "Saving 2.5 hours of travel per day allowed me to be more efficient in my working day as well as spend more time with my family instead of sitting in traffic." - participant.

How to successfully implement remote co-working

The key to success is to encourage individual managers and work areas to value the broader business benefits of remote work and to adjust their communication and work practices to accommodate more of it. Trust and good communication remain fundamental. Here are the tools, the findings and the our members experience to help set you and your workplace up for success.

 

Connect partners with Shared Work Hubs Association of Australia 

The Shared Work Hub Association of Australia (SWHA) has been formed to take the future of co-working in Australia to the next level. Their members recognise co-working is paving the way for productive changes in our modern economy and we want to ensure that the co-working movement continues to grow. 

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Exclusive offer to Connect members

For just $28 per day Connect  members can take advantage of the following co-working locations:

  • Oran Park Smart Work Hub - South West
  • Space and Co Rouse Hill - North West
  • Nexus Smart Hub - Central Coast
  • Space and Co CBD - Sydney - available at additional cost

Co-working facilities:

  • WHS compliant workstations and work spaces
  • Hub host for day to day assistance
  • Fast secure internet
  • Printing and scanning
  • Kitchen facilities - free tea and coffee
  • End trip facilities - showers, bike racks and lockers
  • Breakout areas
  • Phone areas/booths
  • Team areas 

Co-working facilities covered by one-off $20 administration fee per employee:

  • Monitors
  • Meeting rooms
  • Video conferencing facilities

Co-work location escalation points

The SWHA will nominate a designated project manager for this initiative for Connect members. This project manager will be responsible for: 

  • Ensuring that the process works seamlessly for Connect members
  • Liaising with Connect 
  • Responding to queries from participating companies and their employees 
  • Onsite hub specific enquiries should be directed to the hub host of that specific hub

Looking to the future

Connect is currently seeking expressions of interest from other vendors to provide a group discount to members across multiple sites - stay tuned for updates. SWHA are investigating expansion accross their network also.


Work is something you do, not a place you go

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Co-Hop and make a difference


Co-Hop and make a difference

Promoting Co-Hop to your staff is essential and we're supplying you with a range of tools to help you

Co-Hop and make a difference


Co-Hop and make a difference

Promoting Co-Hop to your staff is essential and we're supplying you with a range of tools to help you

 

Your help in promoting Co-Hop to your staff is essential and we're supplying you with a range of tools to help you

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Thanks for getting on board with Co-Hop ride sharing. In the last year it has proven to be a win, win for everyone in Macquarie Park, cutting demand for parking spaces, reducing congestion and saving on travel costs. Not to mention all the new friendships and great environmental benefits that naturally flow from ride-sharing - with an estimated 7.7 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions saved so far.

Macquarie Centre Shopping Vouchers and Valet parking.
We're giving Macquarie Centre shopping vouchers with valet parking to Co-Hop ride sharers in a monthly prize draw from now 31 December 2017 valued at $50 to new Co-Hop ride-sharers.

Example of local area advertising

Example of local area advertising

Use your 'Make a Difference Pack' to help Co-Hop make an even bigger difference.
Your help in promoting Co-Hop to your staff is essential and we're supplying you with a range of promotional tools to help you, including:

  • Campaign website: www.connectmacpark.com/cohop 
  • Employee campaign launch email -
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  • Regular Co-Hop Make a Difference email and social media posts which will include details of monthly prize winners. 
  • Downloadable Co-Hop digital displays:
  • Downloadable Co-Hop A4 posters to display in kitchens and bathrooms - download
  • We're also running local area advertising - so watch out!

Remember, Co-Hop is run by Connect to facilitate easy and safe ride sharing and other transport options to and from Macquarie Park. It helps everyone save money and the planet on their way to work and has already removed cars from the roads around Macquarie Park.

For more details on promoting Co-Hop contact member services coordinator Cheryl Nolan on 1300 761 527 or cheryl@connectmacpark.com

Co-Hop fact sheets 

 

 

 
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It's easy by bus


Get on Board, it's easy by bus

Help promote the hundreds of new Macquarie Park bus services added in the last 12 months to your employees. This toolkit gives you a range of
materials to make visable in your workplace.

It's easy by bus


Get on Board, it's easy by bus

Help promote the hundreds of new Macquarie Park bus services added in the last 12 months to your employees. This toolkit gives you a range of
materials to make visable in your workplace.

 

Get on Board, it's easy by bus

Your help in spreading the word to your staff is essential and we're supplying you with a range of tools to help you

Thanks for getting on board with Connect and promoting the hundreds of new bus services to and from Macquarie Park to your employees. It's never been easier to get on board and catch the bus to work, cutting demand for parking spaces, reducing congestion and saving on travel costs.  We've designed a range of tools to help you spread the word - just take a look!

 
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Email and web banner

Download this image to use in employee emails and on your company intranet to promote the hundreds of new bus services to and from Macquarie Park.  Size 900 x 450 px

It's never been easier

  • There are now more buses to and from Macquarie Park and North Ryde every week day  
    –  over 480 new services in the past year
  • Taking the bus can save you money
    – save on petrol, tolls or parking costs  
    – most people don’t understand how much their car costs per annum
    – it would be cheaper in most cases to use a mix of taxi's, Uber and Rideshare everywhere than own a car
  • 18% of Macquarie Park workers already catch the bus to work but 64% still drive-alone in their cars
  • 13% of workers come from The Hills where most of the new bus services are coming from

A4 Poster

Download this poster - it's great to hang up in the kitchen area, on the back of toilet doors or other areas with long dwell times. 

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Intranet tile

Download this image to use on your company intranet or newsletter to link to our website.

Digital display 16:9

Download this file to load on to your Public area monitors to entertain your employees in the lift and around the building.

Animated digital poster 1

Download this animation to load on to your Executive Channel displays to entertain your employees in the lift and around the building.

Download this version of the animation to play on 16:9 Public area monitors.

 

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Tailored eDM

This is an example of our tailored EDM to be sent directly to those employees travelling from selected areas who have given their permission to be contacted by Connect to advise them of the new bus routes from their area.

Animated digital poster 2

Download this animation to load on to your Executive Channel displays to entertain your employees in the lift and around the building.

AdShels

Adshel posters are displayed at bus stops in locations all over Macquarie Park and North Ryde throughout April and May - look out for them as you travel around the park.

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Temporary Transport Plan


Temporary Transport Plan for Sydney Metro ECRL

Get the latest news on the Temporary Transport Plan (TTP) in 2018, FAQ's to use with staff, related press and information.

Temporary Transport Plan


Temporary Transport Plan for Sydney Metro ECRL

Get the latest news on the Temporary Transport Plan (TTP) in 2018, FAQ's to use with staff, related press and information.

Epping to Chatswood rail closure at a glance

Timing for temporary closure

Connect have been advised by Transport for NSW that the duration of the temporary closure will take about seven months from late 2018 until early 2019. During this time, the temporary transport plan involving five bus replacement routes will be put in place. The Connect Transport Working Group will work with an extended shutdown duration of 12 months for shutdown planning purposes with business. However Connect will be delighted to see the project progress on targeted shutdown timeframes of 6-7 months.

Temporary closure of three train stations:

  • Macquarie University
  • Macquarie Park
  • North Ryde

Transport for NSW will provide short-term support with additional buses needed for the temporary closure. In the long-term, we'll see ongoing infrastructure benefits for key bus corridors and local bus services will improved. 

Government plans prepare the precinct for the temporary rail closure

Work on the bus infrastructure upgrade will be delivered in two stages from mid-2017 to support the 2014 temporary transport plan (TTP) which will be in place throughout the construction of Sydney Metro Northwest.  Connect members have developed a holding statement for employees if required.

Temporary Transport Plan (TTP) - updated July 2017

The NSW Government advised it is committed to increasing public transport reliability to support growth in Sydney. During the upgrade of the Epping to Chatswood line, customers can expect a high frequency of bus services with seven different bus route options, in addition to existing bus routes.

This includes more than 30 buses every hour in the morning peak from Epping to the Macquarie Park precinct and Chatswood. In the morning and evening peak period, services will connect customers to train stations along the Epping to Chatswood line stations at least every six minutes, with a higher frequency on the busier routes. A dedicated Macquarie University service will also run from Epping Station.

More details of the Temporary Transport Plan will be made available closer to its commencement. For more information about the Epping to Chatswood upgrade, go to the Sydney Metro website

TTP Bus Route Map

Bus infrastructure upgrade

Stage 1

Proposed road upgrades would start in mid-2017 to support existing and additional buses running in Macquarie Park during the temporary closure of the Epping to Chatswood line from late 2018 for about seven months. 

These upgrades will include work at the intersections of: 

  • Herring Road and Epping Road 
  • Herring Road and Waterloo Road 
  • Waterloo Road and Lane Cove Road 
  • Lane Cove Road and Epping Road 

Stage 2

Further road upgrades will be delivered after Sydney Metro Northwest opens to provide long term improvements to access for general traffic to, from and within the precinct as well as part of Sydney’s Bus Future. 

Connect worked with its members to review the Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for bus priority and capacity improvements in the Macquarie Park area to provide feedback and delivered a response on Friday 12 May 2017 - download Connect feedback here.

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an overview

Sydney’s population today of around 4.4 million is expected to grow to around 5.9 million by 2030. That is why the NSW Government developed new rapid transit trains beginning with the North West Rail Link project with construction now well underway. 

The 13 km Epping to Chatswood railway is a critical component of the overall North West Rail Link. The benefits that rapid transit will bring to the Epping to Chatswood railway are significant, taking the number of trains from just four trains an hour in the peak direction today to 15 rapid transit trains in the future. 

Key facts

  • The Epping to Chatswood railway will become part of an expanded rapid transit rail network for Sydney. 
  • It joins rapid transit rail from the north west that will use a proposed Sydney Harbour crossing to serve a new underground rail line and new CBD rail stations 
  • To upgrade the Epping to Chatswood railway Transport for NSW will have to temporarily remove trains for seven months 
  • This will occur in late 2018 and early 2019 
  • A temporary transport plan featuring five rail replacement bus routes will be put in place while trains are unavailable on the line 
  • Brand new rapid transit trains will be running on the Epping to Chatswood railway after the upgrade 
  • New rapid transit will deliver almost four times the number of trains 
  • Better facilities at upgraded stations will include platform screen doors and constant CCTV.

A train network for the North-West

The project has been designed to meet the current and emerging transport needs of North West and requires: 

  • Construction of 23 km of new electrified, twin track, rapid transit railway between Tallawong Road, Rouse Hill and Epping 
  • Upgrading the existing 13 km Epping to Chatswood railway to rapid transit standards, including the existing stations at Epping (lower level), Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, North Ryde and Chatswood (rapid transit platforms) 
  • Australia’s longest rail tunnels – up to 58 metres below ground at their deepest point and 15.5 km long 
  • Between Bella Vista and Rouse Hill, a 4 km skytrain viaduct is being built, followed by 4 km of bridges, embankments and surface tracks to the terminus 
  • A stabling yard to allow trains to be cleaned, maintained and parked at night and off peak at Tallawong Road, Rouse Hill. 

The North West Rail Link will, for the first time, deliver a reliable heavy rail public transport service to a region that has the highest car ownership levels per household in Australia. 

How rail puts downward pressure on road congestion

The North West Rail Link will reduce car trips by 14 million a year – 12,000 fewer car trips than at present in an average two-hour morning peak. 

Specifically, the North West Rail Link will provide: 

  • Approximately 400,000 existing residents in the North West with rail access to Epping, Macquarie Park, Chatswood then on to St Leonards, North Sydney and the Sydney Central Business District 
  • New rail services to existing suburbs in the Hills District as well as future areas of growth that are planned for residential and commercial development 
  • Frequent, regular rail services and improved travel time reliability compared with bus and private car 
  • Travel time savings from many areas of the North West region to the Sydney CBD and Macquarie Park, and also within the region, including to the Rouse Hill Town Centre, Castle Hill and Norwest Business Park 
  • An increase in services to Macquarie University and Macquarie Park 
  • Reduced bus congestion in the Sydney CBD in the longer term. 

The project will also help the NSW Government to meet the priorities and objectives of NSW 2021 – the Government’s 10 year plan. 

Recent media

SMH - Sydney's Macquarie Park in for road upgrade to help ease chronic congestion - 10 April 2017

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydneys-macquarie-park-in-for-road-upgrade-to-help-ease-chronic-congestion-20170410-gvhi5q.html

SMH - Commuters will have months of pain - 29 March 2017

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/commuters-will-have-months-of-pain-but-gladys-berejiklian-never-asked-if-it-was-worth-it-20170329-gv91vd.html

Northern District Times - When the train stops - 29 March 2017

http://newslocal.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

News - One of Sydney's newest rail lines will close for at least seven months - 5 July 2017

http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/one-of-sydneys-newest-rail-lines-will-close-for-at-least-seven-months-just-a-few-years-after-it-opened/news-story/00a0c72cd72887774055d3439b8dd37d

SMH - Longer journeys await commuters during Epping to Chatswood rail closure - 5 July 2017

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/longer-journeys-await-commuters-during-epping-to-chatswood-rail-closure-20170705-gx4z7c.html

The Daily Telegraph - Sydney Metro build puts northwest train commuters on buses for longer city ride - 5 July 2017

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/sydney-metro-build-puts-northwest-train-commuters-on-buses-for-longer-city-ride/news-story/d7215461eb5127cbc2f77c537986a1ff

7 News - Extra $49M for buses as Sydney Metro built - 5 July 2017

https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/36268791/extra-49m-for-buses-as-sydney-metro-built/#page1

The Australian - Extra $49M for buses as Sydney Metro built - 5 July 2017

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/extra-49m-for-buses-as-sydney-metro-built/news-story/6fd6e11cb63e2a238edb9fd0e05718d2

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FAQ for employees

What is Sydney Metro?

Sydney Metro Northwest is a fully automated metro rail line (much like London’s Tube) which will operate from Rouse Hill through to Chatswood via Macquarie Park. It’s essentially a conversion and extension of the existing Chatswood to Epping Rail line to a metro rail line. The project includes eight new train stations and 4,000 commuter car parking spaces in the Hills District.

How will Sydney Metro differ from the existing rail line?

Because the trains will be automated, the new rail will operate as a ‘turn up & go’ service, with trains running at least every four minutes during peak hours – that’s 15 trains per hour. Platform doors along the full length of the station platforms will also improve passenger safety and allow trains to get in and out of stations much faster.

What will happen to the existing rail line?

To convert the existing rail line to metro, major upgrades will be needed including overhauling the stations, new cabling, power and signalling systems and customer improvements such as platform screen doors. This means buses will replace trains for around seven months between Epping and Chatswood while this work takes place.

Will I still be able to travel to the City once the new rail line opens?

Yes, but until the 2nd stage of Sydney metro is complete you’ll need to change at Chatswood to travel to the city.

When is the conversion due to happen?

At this stage the rail line conversion is set to commence late 2018.

How many buses will be running during the rail replacement period?

Transport for NSW will operate a Temporary Transport Plan which will include 330 rail replacement services (operated by 75 buses) per day.

Where will the rail replacement buses operate to?

Transport for NSW have advised there’ll be a combination of standard rail replacement and express rail replacement services. For example, the draft plan includes an express service between Macquarie Park and St Leonards stations. The plan is currently being refined and more detail will be available mid 2017.

I currently travel to Macquarie Park by train. Will my journey time increase?

Transport for NSW anticipates travel time will increase by 10-45 minutes during the rail replacement period.

Will there be increased traffic congestion during the rail replacement period?

As a member of Connect Macquarie Park + North Ryde - an independent non-for-profit transport management association - we've been advised to anticipate traffic congestion in Macquarie Park during the temporary rail shutdown. Connect is working closely with their business members, local government and state government to help address congestion. They have a particular focus on bus priority to minimise the impact on anyone travelling by public transport.

Will there be any changes to working arrangements during the rail replacement period.

Connect and it's members are investigating a broad range of flexible working options specifically for the rail replacement to help everyone keep a good work/life balance. Some options may include revised core hours and remote working hubs.

Will there be additional parking in the precinct during the rail replacement period?

At this stage no additional parking will be offered however parking priority will to Co-Hoppers who ride-share to the precinct. This will allow more people to share their journey to work and help reduce the number of cars entering Macquarie Park.

Are other businesses facing similar challenges?

Connect is working closely with the University and other major businesses in Macquarie Park to make sure we can all play our part to maintain smooth and uninterrupted access to the precinct during the temporary rail shutdown period. We regularly meet with our businesses including Optus, Foxtel, Aristocrat, Novartis, Fuji Xerox, Konica Minolta, BOC, Stockland, Goodman, AMP Capital and Macquarie Centre to share solutions and data around the rail upgrade.

What can you do to help?

Connect will be seeking input from commuters who may be impacted in a regular basis during 2017-19 - we encourage you to complete Connect travel surveys.

Where can I find more information?

Get the latest information by subscribing to Connect for updates.

And visit https://www.sydneymetro.info/station/epping-chatswood.

Connect is currently reviewing the temporary transport plan being proposed by Transport for NSW and will continue to update members on any developments.

 

Flexi-toolkit


Flexi toolkit

Australians are changing the way they work by getting flexi 

Flexi-toolkit


Flexi toolkit

Australians are changing the way they work by getting flexi 

Let's get flexi

In 2015, work life balance toppled salary as the #1 priority for professionals

In the past, the provision of flexible work options was often viewed by the management of organisations as an optional ‘fringe benefit’. In the current demographic and economic climate however, policies and strategies that promote work-life balance for employees are becoming increasingly vital to commercial sustainability. 

Flexible working arrangements can assist businesses to increase job satisfaction, develop management and leadership skills - maintaining productivity and retaining valuable employees who feel appreciated and engaged. This results in a happy, healthy workforce with a work-life balance.

What is flexi work?

Flexi work encompasses a mix of flexible work practices on an ad-hoc or regular basis, including:

  • Working form home or off-site from a remote office
  • Part-time work
  • Job sharing
  • Staggered start and finish working hours 

How to make flexi work, work

There's a huge pool of incredibly talented people in your office and in the market place who are underutilised. They're parents, job-sharers, entrepreneurs starting out... and they're keen. Consider these tips for success when implementing flexi work:

  • a high level commitment from senior managers 
  • the flexibility required in order to respond to different individual needs
  • your workplace culture should be considered and business practices may need to be amended
  • the methods of communication to staff and how initiatives will be promoted within and outside the organisation
  • processes for analysing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting - Connect will help you here - our annual travel survey will capture flexi work participation and results for your business

 

Case Study: Microsoft

90% of Microsoft's UK staff work flexibly, so all staff have access to laptops, headsets and webcams. Online training, step-by-step guides and IT workshops are held to ensure staff know how to best use the technology. 

A number of business benefits have been identified since flexi work was first deployed, including: 

  • An improved productivity gain of 28 minutes per employee per day, saving Microsoft $86 million in employee cost. 
  • Microsoft employees avoided taking more than 45,000 trips per year, which saved an additional 420,000 hours in travel time. Assuming half of this is recaptured for work-related activities, this time is valued at $17 million. 
  • The average cost of each of these saved trips is $2,050, saving the company $93 million in travel costs. 
  • Employees avoided flying more than 100,000,000 miles in the first fiscal year, saving 17,000 metric tons of CO2 
  • By reducing audio conferencing costs, Microsoft IT expects the cost savings to be 50% of current charges, totalling more than $9 million over three years. 
 

Car Parking Toolkit


Car Parking Toolkit

Connect can guide your decision making process on the management of parking with the aim to positively impact business productivity

Car Parking Toolkit


Car Parking Toolkit

Connect can guide your decision making process on the management of parking with the aim to positively impact business productivity

Parking Tool Kit

Car parking can be a very contentious issue for any organisation - decisions on the management of parking directly impacts the productivity of the workforce and travel choices introduced by an organisation. Organisations can expect minimal change in employee travel behaviour without effective parking management.

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Three E's of best practice parking allocation:

There are three principles every parking allocation scheme should consider:

  1. Effectiveness
    • complimentary improvements to other transport modes
  2. Efficiency
    • minimise parking congestion
    • minimise distance travelled in car park
    • minimise overspill parking
  3. Equity
    • level playing field between all transport users
    • transparent policy making
    • fair and reasonable allocation & charging

Parking management decisions

Explore the possible outcomes for your parking management decisions using the Connect Parking Management Decision Tree below. 

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Transparency is key

Transparency is key to successful parking management. Open, honest and on-going engagement ensures your employees accept and adopt a broad choice of mobiltiy options. 

Its a good idea to engage employees in the development your parking strategy, including their views and opinions parking allocation. When final decisions are made - such as introducing new cost of parking spaces - employees will be less likely to oppose the decision. Without transparency, employee disenchantment and resentment will build.

Who has priority?

 

A range of PArking allocation options

There are several parking systems available, they are not exclusive and some cases a hybrid of systems may be most beneficial for your organisation. 

Financial incentives

The most common disincentive to discourage parking is to charge for using a car parking space. However, there are alternative options:

  • incentives to be paid to those travelling without a car
  • compensatory payments for giving up a parking space
  • reductions given for public transport fares or providing free work buses.

These financial incentives are most effective when combined with parking restraint. Restriction of parking will be more acceptable for employees if there are viable transport options that are practical and financially attractive.

Case Study: Optus Campus, Macquarie Park

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The relocation of Optus to Macquarie Park created a challenging situation. The consolidation of their workforce of 6000 with a limited parking space of only 2002. The primary mode of transport for employees to Macquarie Park was primarily via car. To tackle this challenge, the Optus Transport Strategy was developed to encourage sustainable travel modes while dissuading car use.

The key success of the strategy was finding effective management for the demand on car parking spaces. Extensive research, open debate and testing of various allocation options showed that the most efficient and equitable allocation method was to levy a charge for car parking. Funds generated in surplus, after covering car parking lease and management costs, was reinvested in the Transport Strategy. An individual mode choice model indicated the appropriate level to charge for car parking. The original 2007 fee was $10 a day, now having risen to $14 a day, with a discounted cost of $7.50 a day for a Ride Share (carpooling) space.

Transparency and high levels of engagement with employees resulted in little opposition to the parking charge when announced. This was additionally supported by the significant incentives in encouraging sustainable transport use via the Transport Strategy.

The parking system requires employees to register and charges deducted from their salaries post-tax. Priority parking and discounted charges were given to employees carpooling to work. A number of spaces were set aside for employees with mobility impairments, shift works, and some senior management and sales staff, without charge as their car needs were deemed essential for work.

The car park management system utilises a Variable Message Sign to provide real time information on the parking bay availability and to maximise the usage of spaces. This prevents over-letting and provides detailed reports on aspects of car park usage. Access to the car park is granted via the employee’s ID card, with a new system introduced requiring the additional carpool employees to swipe their cards to ensure compliance with the carpool discount charges.

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Co-Hop toolkit


Co-Hop toolkit

Access to fact sheets, policies, agreements and marketing materials

Co-Hop toolkit


Co-Hop toolkit

Access to fact sheets, policies, agreements and marketing materials

 

Marketing materials 

Fact sheets, policies and agreements 

Co-Hop logo for web 

Co-Hop logo for web 

Co-Hop app link

Co-Hop app link

Co-Hop web tile

Co-Hop web tile

Co-Hop email signiture 

Co-Hop email signiture 

Co-Hop web banner

Co-Hop web banner

A4 Poster

A4 Poster