Erskineville parking changes
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To better manage parking demand in Erskineville and provide greater parking priority for local residents, the City of Sydney is seeking feedback on a proposal to introduce more timed permit parking in Erskineville streets.
On 24 September 2009, Council approved the development of a small supermarket (745m2) with 16 off-street parking spaces on the corner of Erskineville Road and Gowrie Street (21-23 Erskineville Road, Newtown).
On 16 May 2011, Council approved the development of 20 residential units above the approved small supermarket at 21-23 Erskineville Road; and resolved that an analysis of on-street parking availability be undertaken within a 500-metre radius of the approved small supermarket.
In August 2011, the City, after consultation with the Friends of Erskineville (FoE) resident action group, confirmed the study area for the Erskineville Parking Study would be bound by the Illawarra Rail Line to the east and south, King Street to the west and the Inner West Rail Line to the north.
The study area comprises approximately 47 streets and laneways. A map of the study area is attached below. A map showing streets within the study area that already have timed permit parking is attached below.
A map showing streets within the study area that already have timed permit parking is attached below.
Erskineville parking study
In March 2012, the City engaged GTA Consultants to undertake the Erskineville Parking Study. The objective of the study was to provide the City with options to better manage unrestricted parking in Erskineville streets.
The study recommended consideration of timed permit parking (2P 8am-10pm) with an exemption for eligible residents with a parking permit for the study area.
Some streets within the study area already have timed permit parking restricted to two-hours (2P) from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week; namely Bray, Gibbes, St John and Whitehorse Streets.
A copy of the Erskineville Parking Study is attached below.
First Round of consultation
In November 2012, the City consulted 2,306 properties in Erskineville to identify streets with strong support for the Erskineville Parking Study’s timed permit parking recommendation.
If supported by residents, the proposed changes would limit any vehicle which does not have an Area 36 permit to two-hours (2P) of parking from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week.
In December 2012, City staff reviewed all submissions to identify streets with strong support for timed permit parking.A map showing streets in support and those opposed to timed permit parking is attached below.
Second Round of consultation
In January 2013, detailed parking plans, attached below, were prepared for streets with strong support for timed permit parking.
In February 2013:
• Residents in streets with support for timed permit parking during the first round of consultation were consulted for a second time via letterbox drop on the parking plans and if strongly supported, the proposed parking changes will be referred to Traffic Committee for endorsement on 20 March 2013.
• Residents in streets opposed to timed permit parking during the first round of consultation were notified via letterbox drop that no parking changes will be implemented in their street and that no further work will be undertaken.
Submissions on the second round of consultation closed on Friday 22 February 2013.
City staff reviewed all submissions from the second round of consultation and identified three streets with support for the proposed parking changes; namely Bray and Concord Streets, and Pleasant Avenue. The parking plans for these three streets were referred to the March meeting of Traffic Committee for endorsement.
All other streets that did not support the parking plans distributed during the second round of consultation were notified via letterbox drop that no parking changes will be implemented in their street and that no further work will be undertaken.
Parking changes endorsed by the Traffic Committee will be installed within four weeks of the meeting.
Eligibility for parking permits
Information on the City’s Permit Parking Scheme, including permit fees and conditions of eligibility, can be viewed here.A maximum of two permits are available for each eligible property. The number of permits issued is reduced by the number of on-site parking spaces available for the property. Residents of many newer properties and some multi-unit developments may not be eligible for permits.
Visitor parking permits
Visitor parking permits are not available in the study area and will not be offered in conjunction with the proposed parking changes. The City is however currently trialling visitor parking permits in Alexandria for a period of 12 months and will undertake a review at the end of the trial to see if their use could be expanded to other parts of the City including Erskineville and Newtown.
No stopping at intersections
The Roads and Maritime Services (formerly the RTA) has issued directions to all Councils to install mandatory "No Stopping" restrictions for a minimum of 10 metres either side of intersections, even narrow laneways. This minimum "No Stopping" restriction is increased to 20 metres at traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.
As parking changes are introduced in Erskineville, mandatory “No Stopping” signs at intersections will also be introduced.
Further information on the RMS Technical Direction for “No Stopping” restrictions at intersections can be viewed attached below.
If you would like to speak with a Council Officer about the Erskineville parking study, you can contact:
02 9265 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to speak with a Council Officer about the City’s Permit parking scheme, including permit fees and eligibility, you can contact:
Team Leader Customer Service
02 9265 email@example.com
If you would like to speak with a Council Officer about the implementation of proposed parking changes, you can contact:
Parking Project Manager
02 9265 firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: Tuesday, 23 April 2013