Draft parking policy now on public exhibition

Our draft Neighbourhood Parking Policy is now on exhibition - and we need your local knowledge and feedback to make sure it balances competing demands for parking space from residents, visitors and workers.

It is not possible to create large amounts of new parking on our streets, and as demand grows we need to find smart ways to use the space we have.

We began work to address these challenges in Connecting our City, our 25 year transport plan, and last year I asked the City to continue that work by drafting new parking policies.

The draft policy aims to set a consistent, fair framework to manage parking pressure, but still allow for a flexible response to local needs.

Important elements of the draft policy:

• A 15 minute free parking trial for 12 months on some major city retail streets

• Expanding the availability of visitor and business permits

• Consolidating the 31 parking permit areas into 9 larger zones.

The City is now undertaking extensive consultation, with the results reported to Council before a final policy is adopted. The draft will be on exhibition for 60 days, along with easy to understand fact sheets and answers to frequently asked questions .

A separate city centre parking policy, which is subject to State Government decisions on light rail, bus, taxi and traffic in the CBD, is also being drafted.

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