This Saturday, I'll be joining Alexandria residents to discuss parking improvements in the area.
The City is hosting a community workshop on proposed parking improvements for the Alexandria streets affected by commuter parking from the nearby Australian Technology Park (ATP) site. This will be a chance for residents to understand what is proposed, ask staff questions and to hear from their neighbours.
In 2010 ATP commissioned the Alexandria Parking Study to investigate their impact on parking in the area. In response to residents' concerns about the study's recommendations, the City engaged an independent consultant to peer-review ATP's study. As part of this work, more than 3,200 local residents were consulted on traffic and parking issues in Alexandria.
It is clear from the feedback that residents are divided on the best solution to the problem.
City staff reviewed all submissions and developed detailed street-by-street proposals where residents expressed strong support for parking changes. The City's proposals aim to balance the differing views of residents.
This is not a one-size-fits all solution, and we want to work with community members to get it right.
Consultation on these proposals started last month and we have extended the exhibition period to 6 April so residents can come along to the workshop and get the information they need to make an informed submission on the proposals.
I encourage interested residents to come along and hear from City staff and other residents.
- Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden Street, Alexandria, on Saturday 31 March, from noon to 2pm. A light lunch will be provided
- Workshop discussions will focus on the area bounded by Henderson and Mitchell Roads, Wyndham, McEvoy, Fountain, Lawrence and Huntley Streets, Ashmore and Bridge Streets, and Railway Parade.
- Residents can view the proposals and have their say at www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Council/OnExhibition.