Alexandria parking trial
To manage the impacts of commuter parking from the Australian Technology Park on residents, the City is implementing parking changes and trialling a resident parking scheme with visitor parking permits in Alexandria for 12 months.
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; and ‘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.
The City held a community workshop on 31 March 2012 at the Alexandria Town Hall to update Alexandria 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.
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 viewed in the Downloads below.
Timed permit parking will be trialled in Alexandria for 12 months. The proposed changes limit any vehicle which does not have a permit to two (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 two-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 three (3) stages.
A map showing the three stages and the streets involved is available for download below.
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 Traffic Committee with signs installed on 30 July 2012.
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 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 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 Traffic Committee with signs installed on 3 September 2012.
All parking plans installed as part of the Alexandria Parking Trial are available in the Downloads section below.
Review of Alexandria Parking Trial
City staff will observe parking conditions and monitor resident feedback throughout the trial. There will be two (2) formal evaluation periods, one in six months (February 2013) and one at the end of the trial (August 2013) to see if support for permit parking has changed. These evaluations will include resident feedback.
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 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 & Application is available for download.
If you would like to speak with a Council Officer about the visitor parking permit trial, you can contact:
Team Leader Customer Service
02 9265 email@example.com
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 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 viewed here.
Alexandria Parking Plans
If you would like to speak with a Council Officer about the parking plans for Alexandria, you can contact:
Parking Project Manager
02 9265 firstname.lastname@example.org
City’s Permit Parking Scheme
If you would like to speak with a Council Officer about the City’s Permit Parking Scheme, including permit fees and conditions of eligibility, you can contact:
Team Leader Customer Service
02 9265 email@example.com
Trial Visitor Parking Permit Guide and Application
Installed Parking Plans
The following parking plans were endorsed by 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 Traffic Committee to not proceed at this time.
|Ada Street Parking Plan||PDF 146.3 KB||Download|
|Ashmore Street Parking Plan||PDF 123.2 KB||Download|
|Belmont Street Parking Plan||PDF 326.1 KB||Download|
|Binning Street Parking Plan||PDF 85.1 KB||Download|
|Buckland Street Parking Plan||PDF 63.1 KB||Download|
|Clara Street Parking Plan||PDF 146.3 KB||Download|
|Copeland Street Parking Plan||PDF 69.6 KB||Download|
|Ethel Street Parking Plan||PDF 146.3 KB||Download|
|Lawrence Street Parking Plan||PDF 249.1 KB||Download|
|Malcolm Street Parking Plan||PDF 92.5 KB||Download|
|Mitchell Road between Huntley St & Copeland St Parking Plan||PDF 501.7 KB||Download|
|Mitchell Road between Renwick St & Henderson Rd Parking Plan||PDF 83.3 KB||Download|
|Railway Parade between Park St & Swanson St Parking Plan||PDF 555.5 KB||Download|
|Swanson Street Parking Plan||PDF 173.5 KB||Download|
|Sydney Street Parking Plan||PDF 274.7 KB||Download|
Council Minute 14 May 2012
Last updated: Friday, 24 May 2013