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Alexandria parking trial

Resident and visitor permit trial

To manage commuter parking impacts at Australian Technology Park upon residents in Alexandria, the City is implementing parking changes and trialling 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.

Way forward

Timed permit parking will be 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 will be 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 this 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.

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

Review of Alexandria parking trial

City staff will observe parking conditions and monitor resident feedback throughout the trial. There will be 2 formal evaluation periods, one in February 2013 and one at the end of the trial in August 2013, to see if support for permit parking has changed. These evaluations will include resident feedback.

Eligibility for parking permits

A maximum of 2 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.

You can read more about the City's permit parking scheme including the fees and conditions of eligibility.

Visitor parking permit trial

Visitor parking permits will be trialled in Alexandria for 12 months and allow eligible households to receive between 10 and 45 daily visitor parking permits each calendar year.

Households that are eligible for an annual resident parking permit but choose not take up their full entitlement qualify for higher numbers of visitor permits.

Households that are not eligible for resident parking permits, including many newer properties and some multi-unit developments, will also not be eligible for visitor permits.

The City’s Customer Service Unit will manage permit distribution and eligibility for resident parking permits and visitor parking permits throughout the trial.

The trial visitor parking permit guide and application can be downloaded below.

If you would like to speak with a City officer about the visitor parking permit trial, you can contact:

Craig Ryan
Team Leader Customer Service
02 9265 9333

No Stopping at intersections

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 Alexandria, 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 downloaded below.

Contacts

Alexandria parking plans

If you would like to speak with a City officer about the parking plans for Alexandria, you can contact:

Mark Hannan
Parking Project Manager
02 9265 9333

City’s permit parking scheme

If you would like to speak with a City officer about the City’s permit parking scheme, including permit fees and conditions of eligibility, you can contact:

Craig Ryan
Team Leader Customer Service
02 9265 9333

Trial visitor parking permit guide and application

RMS technical direction

Installed parking plans

The following parking plans were endorsed by the Traffic Committee and installed by the City between July and September 2012.

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: 14 May 2012

Last updated: Monday, 20 January 2014