Parking Policy

Published on 12 July 2018

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Why do we need a Parking Policy?

In some areas of the City there is limited available on-street parking and high demand for parking spaces from both residents, many who have more than one vehicle, and businesses. 

Council will give preference to local residents in order to adhere to the principles of amenity and convenience.  This is managed through the implementation of Residential Parking Permits and sign posted Residential Parking Permit exempt zones.

How has the Parking Policy changed?

The City of Burnside is changing the way we issue Residential Parking Permits including the introduction of visitor permits.

Every eligible property with a car will receive one (1) two-year transferable Residential Parking Permit, on application, free of charge.

If you require more than one permit it will be assessed on a merits basis in relation to the circumstances of an individual property at a specific street address, with a maximum of two merit based permits allocated per property.

Each application for subsequent parking permit/s will be assessed according to the need for on-street parking - the number of cars that each property has; the number of available off-street parks that the property can accommodate; and the number of available on-street parks.

If the number of vehicles registered to a property exceeds the available off-street parks by one, one additional transferrable permit will be made available.

If the number of vehicles registered to a property exceeds the number of available spaces by two or more, a total of two additional permits will be made available.

A space available for a car in a garage, under a carport or in a driveway will be counted as one (1) available off-street park regardless of whether the space is free of storage or other items.

Caravans, trailers and heavy or over length vehicles are not eligible for Residential Parking Permits.

How the merit based, additional transferable Residential Permits will be allocated:

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The introduction of visitor permits is a new feature of the Parking Policy.  Two permits are available:

1. A ‘Visitor 1’ Transferable Permit for one (1) month at $15 per permit (no concessions)

An eligible applicant may apply for a fixed period visitor permit and this may be issued for a maximum period of one (1) month.  A further permit may be applied for on expiration of the initial permit.  Only one (1) visitor permit will be issued in relation to a property at any one time.

2. A ‘Visitor 2’ Transferable Permit for 10 individual days usage at $15 per permit (no concessions)

An eligible applicant may apply for individual 10-day visitor permits.  A further permit may be applied for on expiration of the initial permit.  This permit type will have sufficient space for a resident to clearly mark in ink (on 10 individual occasions) the day that the permit is being used.

What about parking for a tradesperson or service provider?

Residents eligible for a Residential Parking Permit can apply for a Temporary Exemption Permit ($15), or use a resident’s transferable Residential Parking Permit. 

The Temporary Exemption Permit must be applied for by the resident for a specific tradesperson and vehicle.  They will be issued for a specific period of time being not more than three (3) months, and for a specific address.

When will the new policy come into effect?

It is anticipated that the new process will be implemented by the end of August to allow time for  the IT system to create the permits, undertaking property inspections, and then issuing the permits.

In the meantime, we have a roll-over provision until 31 August - meaning that we will honour all permits until 31 August and no fines will be issued for expired permits in this time, provided they are valid at the time of issue. 

When can I apply for my permit/s?

Now. If you have not already done so, please apply for your new permit/s.

If you are applying for one free transferrable permit only, we will be able to issue this permit immediately. 

If you are applying for one free transferrable permit and 1-2 further permits, you will be placed on our permits list for assessment and issuing.

Apply online: Transferable and Visitors Parking Permit Application