Drivers in Adelaide CBD could be hit with peak-hour parking price hikes as the council looks to introduce real-time pricing.

The new model, which was flagged late last week by Adelaide City Council, would see Uber-like surge pricing introduced for busy city parking spots.

It would mean spots could be more expensive when the city is busy and cheaper when it’s not.

Transport Minister Stephan Knoll says the council has lost almost $30 million in parking revenue since the coronavirus crisis hit.

“The City of Adelaide relies very heavily on both on-street and car park parking revenue,” Knoll said.

“At the moment, the provision of parking is not a major issue.”

The council has said that the change would not mean more expensive parking overall.


The council is also considering more paid parking in the city’s east and south.

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