EasyBuzz Parking


Our project aims to make it easier for and organisations (specifically the ATO) to target underutilized locations to set up their business (or tax help centre).

We used live parking sensor data from City of Melbourne to discover areas that have lots of available parking, and combined this with ATO's data to show available parking in postcodes alongside demand for ATO tax help in each postcode (using number of people in 2021 (as determined by a linear regression on past years) who will be earning $1 - $2000 per fortnight as an indicator of demand).

Interactive Demo 1: Sensor map

Allows the user to inspect Melbourne's traffic occupancy at different points in time. Due to limitations of the official historic sensor data set (no lat/lng provided), we decided to start collecting live data over the course of the weekend instead!

Interactive Demo 2: Postcode parking availability

A color-coded map of on street parking availability ratio (spots available / total) for each postcode in Melbourne. The data was collected Saturday 11am at GovHack (so don't be surprised that the CBD was underutilized Saturday). Clicking on a postcode brings up the data, as well as a projected estimate of the number of people who could be eligible for ATO help in 2021 (a linear regression on past years is used to perform the projection into the future).