Alexandria parking changes

Resident and visitor permit trial

To manage commuter parking impacts in Alexandria near the Australian Technology Park, the City implemented parking changes and trialled a resident parking scheme with visitor parking permits in Alexandria for 12 months. 

Background

In November 2011, the City consulted over 3,200 residents asking for feedback on traffic and parking issues in Alexandria and to see if residents supported the introduction of timed permit parking with:

  • an exemption for residents with a permit
  • possible angle parking
  • ‘No Parking’ in laneways.

After reviewing submissions received in November 2011, staff developed detailed parking plans for streets where residents expressed strong support for parking changes. Consultation on these proposals started in February 2012.

Community workshop

The City held a community workshop on 31 March 2012 at the Alexandria Town Hall to update local residents and discuss the proposed parking changes. The workshop was attended by 78 residents, the Lord Mayor, councillors, and the City’s technical and support staff.

At the workshop, the Lord Mayor gave a commitment to trial timed permit parking and visitor parking permits in Alexandria.

Council meeting

On 14 May 2012, Council resolved to endorse the 12 month trial of a resident parking scheme with visitor parking permits in Alexandria. A copy of the Lord Mayor’s minute can be downloaded below.

Implementation of the trial

Timed permit parking was trialled in Alexandria for 12 months. The proposed changes limit any vehicle that does not have a permit to 2 hours of parking from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday where the signs are installed.

Residents with an area 35, 39, 40 or 41 parking permit were exempt from the 2-hour time limit.

Due to the number of streets involved in the trial, consultation and implementation of the proposed parking changes was carried out in 3 stages. A map showing the 3 stages and the streets involved can be downloaded below.

Stage 1

Stage 1 parking plans supported by residents included Alexander, Brandling, Dadley, Dibbs, Explorer, Jennings, Lyne, Newton, Renwick, Rowley, Suttor and Wyndham Streets, Henderson and Kingsclear Roads, and Allen, Henderson, Lyne, Monks and Renwick Lanes.

Stage 1 parking plans supported by residents were endorsed at the June 2012 meeting of the Traffic Committee with signs installed on 30 July 2012.

Stage 2

The majority of stage 2 residents who made submissions about the proposed parking changes told us they did not find it difficult to park in the area and parking changes were not required.

City staff considered these comments along with feedback from other residents in a report which was presented at the July 2012 meeting of the Traffic Committee.

The committee considered the report and endorsed a recommendation to not proceed with the proposed parking changes in Belmont and Lawrence Streets and Mitchell Road at the time as it was not widely supported by residents.

Stage 3

Stage 3 parking plans supported by residents included Bridge and Park Streets, and Elliott Avenue.

Stage 3 parking plans supported by residents were endorsed at the August 2012 meeting of the Traffic Committee with signs installed on 3 September 2012.

Review of the trial

City staff observed parking conditions and monitored resident feedback throughout the trial. There were two formal evaluation periods, one in March 2013 and one at the end of the trial in September 2013, to see if support for permit parking has changed. These evaluations included resident feedback.

During the evaluation in March 2013, residents in Belmont Street (between Harley and Fountain Streets) and Sydney Street showed support for permit parking. Parking plans for these streets were supported by residents and endorsed at the June 2013 meeting of the Traffic Committee with signs installed on 23 July 2013.

All parking plans installed as part of the Alexandria Parking Trial can be downloaded below. 

Conclusion of the trial

The evaluation at the end of the trial showed that the majority of respondents supported:

  • making the trialled parking changes permanent in streets where they were introduced; and
  • leaving streets unrestricted where no parking changes have been introduced.

Based on this feedback, all parking changes in the study area were permanently endorsed at the May 2014 meeting of the Traffic Committee. All trialled parking changes in Alexandria are now permanent and the trial is complete. A copy of the Traffic Committee report and minute can be downloaded below.

Contacts

For more information please contact:

Van Le
Engineering Traffic Officer
City Infrastructure & Traffic Operations
02 9265 9333

 

Alexandria parking trial fact sheet

Installed parking plans

The following parking plans were endorsed by the Traffic Committee and installed by the City.

Downloads Document Downloads
Alexandria parking trial map PDF 118.9 KB Download
Alexander Street parking plan PDF 123.0 KB Download
Allen Lane parking plan PDF 100.1 KB Download
Belmont Street parking plan PDF 62.8 KB Download
Brandling Street parking plan PDF 91.4 KB Download
Bridge Street parking plan PDF 92.5 KB Download
Dadley Street parking plan PDF 134.9 KB Download
Dibbs Street parking plan PDF 86.8 KB Download
Elliott Avenue parking plan PDF 85.1 KB Download
Explorer Street parking plan PDF 81.5 KB Download
Harley Street parking plan PDF 97.2 KB Download
Henderson Lane parking plan PDF 316.2 KB Download
Henderson Road parking plan (between Garden and Wyndham Streets) PDF 244.1 KB Download
Henderson Road parking plan (between Park Street and Mitchell Road) PDF 316.7 KB Download
Jennings Street parking plan PDF 89.2 KB Download
Kingsclear Road parking plan PDF 86.4 KB Download
Lyne Lane parking plan PDF 62.1 KB Download
Lyne Street parking plan PDF 134.9 KB Download
Maddox Street parking plan PDF 99.9 KB Download
Monks Lane parking plan PDF 63.9 KB Download
Newton Street parking plan PDF 111.0 KB Download
Park Street parking plan PDF 204.8 KB Download
Railway Parade parking plan (between Monks Lane and Park Street) PDF 63.8 KB Download
Renwick Lane parking plan PDF 66.3 KB Download
Renwick Street parking plan PDF 235.6 KB Download
Rowley Street parking plan PDF 66.8 KB Download
Station Place parking plan PDF 52.5 KB Download
Suttor Street parking plan PDF 107.0 KB Download
Sydney Street parking plan PDF 48.7 KB Download
Wyndham Street parking plan PDF 58.3 KB Download

Unsupported parking plans

The following parking plans were not supported by the majority of residents during consultation and were endorsed by the Traffic Committee to not proceed at this time.

Council minute and traffic committee report

Last updated: Thursday, 3 July 2014