Area 19 Elizabeth Bay – becomes Area 19 Kings Cross

New parking policy

A new parking policy is being rolled out progressively across the City over 12 months from August 2014.

What changes with the new parking policy?

  • Areas 19, 23 and 26 will merge to create a new larger parking area – it will be known as Area 19 Kings Cross (see Area 19 map).
  • As there are more resident parking permits on issue than on-street spaces, eligible households making new applications for residential parking permits can apply for up to one resident permit only (see zone A and B permit limits for more information).
  • Households with an existing second residential parking permit, or with one permit and an on-site space, can renew that permit until they move.

What is new in the policy?

When will the changes happen?

  • The timing for the creation of the new Area 19 parking area is still being determined, but it is expected to happen in late 2014 following the completion of the parking review (see other changes to parking below) – this page will be updated once the timing is confirmed.

Do permit holders need to do anything in the meantime?

  • No, if you have a resident permit you can continue to park where you normally do.
  • All households with resident permits will be notified in writing when the parking area boundaries are set to change, and parking area signs with 'Area 23' and 'Area 26' will be changed to 'Area 19'.
  • Once the boundary changes happen you will be able to park in the wider area of your new parking area when the spaces close to you are full.
  • Eligible households and businesses will also be able to apply for area 19 visitor and business parking permits in late 2014.

Are there any other changes to parking?

  • When the new policy was adopted Council resolved that consultation would be undertaken on extending the finishing time of parking controls in Kings Cross on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • The timing for these consultations is being finalised, and is expected to be completed in late 2014 before the creation of the new Area 19.

Last updated: Monday, 4 August 2014