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Installed in Geelong city streets in 1961, the first 224 ‘POM’ units adorned Moorabool, Malop, Lt Malop and Ryrie Streets. Motorists appeared to readily accept the meters which provided a maximum of one hour parking for a shilling (equivalent to 10 cents).
Many professionals and business owners who were largely opposed to the scheme took the bus to work while some shoppers parked in fringe areas.