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Plan your travel for the 2021 Sydney Festival

Each January, the Sydney Festival presents bold and memorable experiences that ignite, unite, and excite the City of Sydney. 2020 was a challenging year, so to kickstart 2021 what’s better than a festival that reconnects communities and re-energizes Australia’s arts?! 

Sydney Festival will run from Wednesday 6 January to Tuesday 26 January from Parramatta to Chippendale. Sydney will supply the canvas for 24 days of engaging and immersive events, exhibitions, workshops and talks. All 130 events and festival venues will be deploying Covid-19 safety plans and social distancing measures. Check out the Covid-19 safety rules here

So, what can you expect from the festival? We have picked our highlights to reflect the full diversity of the program with shows we are sure will challenge, provoke, move, and entertain you. Check out some of the shows happening in Sydney and Parramatta this month. 

Must-see shows in Barangaroo 

Set against the spectacular backdrop of summer evenings on the harbour, join some of Australia’s best artists as they perform on Sydney Festival’s brand-new, pop-up stage at Barangaroo Reserve.

Over 17 nights, see the finest music, dance and performance in the Sydney Festival program, including The [Uncertain] Four Seasons, an inspiring encounter between Vivaldi, climate change data and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Bangarra Dance Theatre’s landmark performance Spirit: a retrospective 2021, Paul Mac’s soaring The Rise and Fall of Saint George; and concerts featuring singers Paul Capsis and iOTA (RAPTURE: a song cycle of Desire and Ecstasy, Murder and Mayhem) and Katie Noonan (Songs of Don). 

General admission is just $25 (plus booking fee) and secures a dedicated, COVID safe spot for you and your friends or family to enjoy the summer vibes together. Secure a car parking space close to the events venue.

DIVVY offers car parking at 30 The Bond45 Clarence Street & One Margaret.  

Must-see shows in Parramatta  

The beloved Sydney Symphony Under the Stars returns to Parramatta Park. Once again, the conductor Benjamin Northey takes up the baton for a program ranging from the classics of the 18th and 19th century. 

Take a stroll through Parramatta Park to discover In Situ, a collection of site-specific dance works telling FirstNations stories. 

DIVVY offers Parramatta car parking at 140 George Street & 91 Philip Street

Where to park 

DIVVY offers hourly, daily and evening parking within a close range of these events’ locations. Explore parking options with us in  Parramatta, Surry Hills, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, and  Sydney city. Check out the website or the DIVVY app, to book parking now. 

For more information on the Australian Made: Sydney Festival, visit www.sydneyfestival.org.au

Contact us 

For customer help and support, you can live chat from 8 am-6 pm AEST or call us on 1300 030 317. 

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Daily parking – the best choice for longer stays

Going somewhere for more than a few hours? Daily parking is your best bet.

More adaptable than monthly parking and offering better value than hourly parking, daily parking offers a great mix of flexibility, convenience and affordability.  

Good value

If you’re planning on staying a while, daily parking is the most cost-effective parking choice. For stays longer than a few hours, daily rates represent better value than hourly rates. Evening, weekend and motorbike daily rates are even more affordable. If you’re a part-time commuter only parking a few days a week, daily parking will cost you less than monthly parking.

Saves time

Pre-booking your daily parking with DIVVY is a time saver. Not only do you save time spent looking for somewhere to park, but because you’ve pre-paid you don’t need to waste any time at the payment machine when it’s time to leave either. Booking via the DIVVY app or website is quick and simple.

Contactless parking

Avoid ticket machines and cash payments when you book your daily parking with DIVVY. DIVVY’s QR code technology means entering and exiting the car park is contactless, and because your parking is pre-paid, it’s cashless too.

Peace of mind

You can relax when you pre-book your daily parking with DIVVY. Rest easy knowing your car is parked in a monitored, secure and well-lit car park. For added convenience, your parking receipt is emailed to you, making it easy to find at tax time or to claim reimbursement from your employer.

DIVVY’s daily parking options in Sydney city, Parramatta and Melbourne

DIVVY offers drivers affordable and convenient daily parking in sought-after locations like Parramatta, Surry Hills, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Sydney city and Melbourne city.

Check out our website or the DIVVY app for daily parking near you.

The benefits of listing car parking spaces with DIVVY

In cities across Australia, DIVVY Marketplace connects drivers with underutilised or empty car spaces. If your business has car spaces that are sitting empty, you could be generating revenue by listing parking spaces on DIVVY Marketplace to be booked by the public.

The system is completely flexible, allowing businesses to set the parameters around which spaces are available for booking, and when. Businesses can even decide to whom the spaces are made available for booking.

DIVVY marketing reaches a database of 80,000 parking customers looking for a car space. DIVVY Marketplace is supported by a dedicated customer support team on hand for parkers and businesses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year via phone, live chat or email. With their ability to operate boom gates and roller doors remotely, they can solve problems on the ground.

To find out more about listing your parking spaces with DIVVY, contact sales@divvy.com.au.

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How DIVVY Enterprise can generate revenue for your business

DIVVY Enterprise is helping businesses across Australia manage their staff parking with maximum efficiency and minimum fuss. Discover how it can also provide your business with an effortless new revenue stream.

Is your carpark always half full? Once the DIVVY Enterprise parking system has streamlined the management of your business’s car parking, it can become apparent that your parking assets are in excess of your requirements. DIVVY Enterprise offers the opportunity to list excess car parking spaces on the DIVVY Marketplace. When parking spaces are listed on DIVVY Marketplace, they become available for booking by others outside your existing parking pool – at a price.

DIVVY Enterprise gives you the control to set the parking product and the rate charged, and the car parking space instantly becomes available to be booked on the DIVVY app. It’s an effortless new revenue source.

Importantly, DIVVY Enterprise offers the utmost in security by allowing you to control who has access to your valuable car parking inventory and when. The Premium Pass options allow you to exercise discretion around who can access the parking spaces you list on DIVVY Marketplace. Choose to open your car parking bays to be booked only by specific people or groups, or all DIVVY users.

For example, businesses may choose to make their car parking spaces available only to other tenants in their building, thus eliminating building access issues. Or they might choose to open the parking spaces to all the existing employees of your business, allowing the entire workforce beyond the current parkers to park onsite at a price.

Alternatively, you can choose to make your car parking bays bookable by all of DIVVY’s 65,000 Australian users for maximum revenue generation opportunities. You set the available times, whether it be weekdays only, or weekends, or specific dayparts or for special events. You control precisely when the parking spaces are available for booking, and by whom they can be booked.

Listing your car parking spaces on DIVVY Marketplace does not mean additional work for you and your team. Thanks to the DIVVY app and DIVVY’s state-of-the-art access controller technology, DIVVY Enterprise offers a seamless parking experience for both car park operators and drivers.

The DIVVY Enterprise real time system integrates bookings, payments and access into one seamless inventory management platform. Not only does the DIVVY Enterprise system save car parking managers and administrators time and hassle, but drivers too. Drivers book and pay for their parking via the DIVVY app and access the carpark using QR code or personalised pin code technology, enjoying an easy, frictionless car parking experience.

Should troubleshooting be required, DIVVY offers support to all parkers and businesses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year via phone, live chat and email. DIVVY customer support staff have access to operate boom gates and roller doors, meaning real solutions for parkers and saving property and facilities teams time and effort.

For further information about how DIVVY Enterprise can help your business generate new revenue from your existing car parking assets, please contact Kat Fowler, DIVVY’s Marketing and Communications Manager at kat@divvy.com.au.  

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DIVVY and Dexus join forces at The Mill

DIVVY has once again teamed up with leading real estate group Dexus, this time at their unique heritage property The Mill at Alexandria. The DIVVY parking management system was rolled out at the property in June to facilitate tenant parking.

The Mill is a 1.9-hectare mixed use multi-tenanted property comprised of a mix of modern and refurbished historic buildings in Alexandria, NSW, with warehouse style offices, retail spaces and 130 car parking bays.

It is home to a diverse range of tenants, including GenesisCare, Bendon Lingerie, Seafolly, Under Armour and iconic South Sydney eatery The Grounds of Alexandria. The DIVVY parking management system was chosen by Dexus to facilitate tenant parking due to its ease of use. DIVVY’s market-leading access controllers, which use a QR code reader, allow tenants’ staff to scan in and out of the car park without fuss or delay.

DIVVY is now the preferred parking management system in 11-Dexus-owned properties nationwide, with more to come soon.

For further information, please contact sales@divvy.com.au.

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How DIVVY Enterprise helped Downer Group with smarter, better parking

The closure of the local train stations presented a challenge for Downer Group’s Sydney head office – and DIVVY’s Enterprise product provided the perfect solution.

Downer’s head office, located in North Ryde, is home to more than 800 employees, with 40% of it’s workforce commuting by train. When it was announced that the Macquarie Park and North Ryde train stations would close temporarily for the Sydney Metro Northwest rail link construction, Downer’s management team immediately recognised the problem this would create for their employees. They needed to keep morale high and ensure employee retention in the face of this challenge, and DIVVY Enterprise’s new market-first ‘Free Up My Space’ feature was the clever, flexible solution they were looking for.

Implemented from the first day of the rail line closure, the DIVVY Enterprise feature ‘Free Up My Space’ allows Downer employees with assigned car spaces to free up their space for others to book. With only a third of employees having assigned car spaces, the DIVVY solution has opened up a new way to get to work for the rest of the workforce.

In the initial stage of operation on average 40-60 spaces (of the company’s 360 spaces) were freed up and booked each day. With parking such a highly prized asset in North Ryde, and never more so than after the rail closure, making parking available to more employees has had a huge impact on morale at Downer.

The benefits of DIVVY Enterprise go even further. Downer have been able to eliminate physical access cards for their car park, with DIVVY providing precise real-time reporting on who is entering and exiting the car park. In the initial stage of operation, DIVVY’s 24/7, 365-days customer and tech support solved 100% of Downer’s queries within 24 hours. This all means reduced administration and maximum efficiency for Downer.

Derek Yen, Head of Procurement, Property and Security at Downer said,

“We are delighted to partner with DIVVY to deliver a better experience for our employees and help take the hassle out of parking.

Through DIVVY we’re able to optimise our car park by driving higher utilisation whilst offering our people a more flexible parking option.

Prior to installing DIVVY’s technology, we managed our parking manually, so it has been a real time saver. This means our teams and people can easily allocate, book and free up spaces in real-time, supporting flexible work options.”

Downer Group are now reviewing DIVVY Enterprise for their remaining offices nationwide.

For further information on this, please contact our sales team at sales@divvy.com.au