Chadstone rolling out Frogparking parking management system
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:00 am By
Frogparking has been chosen by Chadstone to upgrade their existing parking management system.
Earlier in the year, new parking sensos were installed in Uber and taxi ranks as a trial. Now, the system will be rolled out in full.
In 2012, Chadstone installed a system called ParkAssist. However this system was only implemented in multi-level carparks.
The new Frogparking system includes solar powered sensors for open ground parking. Previously, there was no technological way of enforcing parking time limits, especially in the 'QuickPark 90 minute' zones.
COVID testing moves to Malvern Valley
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:00 am By
The pop-up COVID testing clinic at the Chadstone Coles P2 carpark has been relocated to near the golf course at Malvern Valley, adjacent to Holmesglen Institute.
The move comes amid concerns around traffic congestion spilling over to Warrigal Road, long queues, long waiting times as well as people proceeding to shopping after they are tested.
By moving to a nearby site, it reinstates several hundred carparking spaces and eliminates the traffic congestion issues. Being further away from the shopping centre means people are less likely to go shopping immediately after taking a test.
The new site is open daily from 9am - 4:30pm.
Chadstone COVID testing clinic forced to close early
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 12:00 am By
Due to excessive queues and traffic congestion around Chadstone Shopping Centre, the testing clinic was forced to turn away people and close early for the day. More to come.
Illogical panic buying ramps up from fears of COVID second wave
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:00 am By
Chadstone supermarkets are again in the midst of panic buying, with people stocking up again with toilet paper and other essentials. Such panic behaviour is unecessary, caused by human psychology and driven by illogical posts on social media. The last panic buying episode earlier this year has shown that toilet paper manufacturers were not going out of business, and the perceived stock outages were simply caused by illogical behaviour of shoppers.
If shoppers only bought what they needed, there will be no empty shelves or stock shortages. Hoarding and panic buying hurts everyone.
Traffic congestion is even worse than the previous day, when thousands flocked to the popup testing clinic.
Shoppers not self isolating after testing, massive 3hr queues for testing
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 05:00 pm By
A day after the Victorian state government announced a re-tightening of COVID restrictions, queues at the pop-up COVID testing clinic at Chadstone shopping centre has skyrocketed.
The queues stretched all the way along Middle Rd and also Warrigal Rd. There were wait times of up to 3 hours. Traffic congestion was comparable to the peak Christmas shopping period.
Some people were also not self-isolating after being tested. Testing is only for people with symptoms, however these symptomatic people were not heeding professional advice and proceeding immediately to the shops after their test. Current protocol requires people to self-isolate at home until the test returns a negative result.
With people cramming into crowded shopping centres against advice of Government, social distancing is 'out the window' at Chadstone - therefore having a pop-up testing clinic on the same site where mass crowds gather for shopping may turn out to be a bad idea for controlling the virus.
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