The Authority successfully implemented the first Parking Meter project in Apia; which installed eight parking meter units. The new units were supplied and installed by Global Integrated Systems Co. Ltd in New Zealand. The new units are located along Beach Road; from ANZ Bank to SNPF Plaza. They were officially open for use on the 5th of November 2019.
The project was implemented to address traffic congestion and car park issues in Apia. Public traveling to Apia found it difficult to find car parks directly in front of businesses or offices in Apia as they are occupied by vehicles for longer hours, to the extent of the whole day. This added on to traffic congestion and vehicles had to circle many times within the town area to find car parks. The installation of parking meters has allowed parking spaces to be made available to a greater number of people.
The metered areas also provide parking spots for Pensioners and Persons with Disability. The Operation hours are from Mondays to Fridays 8 am – 4 pm except for public holidays.