New Parking Policy

Published on 13 March 2018

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New parking policy designed to benefit Burnside residents

Over time the demand for parking has grown in suburbs such as Eastwood, Frewville and Dulwich and other near city suburbs.  This is a result of many issues including, but not limited to, the increase in the number of multi property residences (apartments, units) in these suburbs, residents owning more than one vehicle, commuters parking to access the city or their nearby workplace.

As a consequence the demand for on-street parking is now great with limited car spaces available.

The old parking policy allowed residents to receive 3 permits regardless of how many cars they could accommodate off the street. In some instances more permits were issued than the available parking spaces in a street – as all eligible residents were entitled to 3 permits.

The new parking permit system will prioritise those residents with the greatest need for on street parking over those that already have the ability to park in their driveways, garages and carports. It addresses the over allocation of permits and fairly accommodates resident demand for parking.

The new policy will give all eligible residents a transferable permit for one off-street park.  The policy also notes that partners or spouses have their own car and older children living at home often have their own car.   This is factored in by assessing how many cars are registered to an address and how many off-street parks are available at that address.  On-street parking permits are then offered on that basis.

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An example of how the new policy will be implemented:

In Hauteville Terrace, Eastwood, almost all residences have off-street parking for more than one car. Residents also have permit parking for the street. The new policy will give all residents a permit for one on-street park. A resident applying for three permits, who also has the ability to park all three cars on their property, will receive one permit. A  resident with three vehicles, and only one car space on their property, will receive one on-street parking permit, and potentially a second and third on-street permit at a cost of $50 if approved.