Engagement report on revised plans for parking on streets in Green Square

The purpose of our consultation was to balance the need for on-street parking with that of a rapidly growing new town centre that’s safe for people walking and riding.

Engagement report cover page.

From 20 May to 10 June 2021, we asked the community for feedback on some proposed changes to parking on streets in Green Square. This report details the outcomes of this work.


  • 32 email submissions
  • 195 pieces of feedback were received from 29 people on interactive map
  • online community briefing held on 31 May 2021
  • 2 petitions regarding parking on Hansard Street
Engagement reportPDF · 277.71 KB · Last modified

Proposed parking changes on streets in Green Square

Design changes

These design changes were generally supported by the community:

  • angled parking on Portman Street between Navins Lane and Frog Park Lane
  • angled parking on Merton Street between Elizabeth and Portman streets
  • angled parking on Hansard Street between Joynton and Dunning avenues.

Parking restrictions

Feedback on proposed changes to parking restrictions was more varied. The proposed restrictions below are informed by feedback we received during consultation, our neighbourhood parking policy and traffic and transport teams.

If an area is not listed below, current parking restrictions will remain in place. These changes will not affect existing disability and car share spaces in these locations.

You can review maps showing the proposed changes.

Location Proposed restriction 
Portman Street (eastern side of street) 
Sonny Leonard Street to Hansard Street
Merton Street 
Elizabeth Street to Portman Street
2P 8am–10pm 
Permit holders excepted
Merton Street 
Portman Street to Portman Lane 
2P 8am–10pm 
Permit holders excepted
Portman Lane
South of Merton Street
No parking (eastern side) and 
No stopping (western side)
Christies Lane 
South of Merton Street
No stopping (eastern side) and 
No parking (western side)
Tosh Lane 2P 8am–10pm 
Permit holders excepted
Zetland Avenue 
Portman Street to Joynton Avenue
2P Ticket 8am–10pm and P15 
School drop-off and mobility parking 
Hansard Street (northern side of street)
Dunning Avenue to Joynton Avenue
Spaces outside the creative centre will be allocated as loading zone, mobility parking and 2P 8am–6pm Monday–Friday.
Hansard Street (southern side of street)
Portman Street to Joynton Avenue
2P 8am–6pm Monday–Friday
Hansard Street
Remainder of street
2P 8am–10pm 
Permit holders excepted

Maps showing the proposed changes

Green Square parking mapsPDF · 2.16 MB · Last modified

Next steps

We will report the results to the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee at its meeting on Thursday 19 August 2021. The committee’s report will be available after 5pm on Thursday 12 August 2021.

To maintain social distancing requirements, members of the public are welcome to attend and address the committee by video call. The meeting starts at 10am. If you would like to address the committee, you need to register by close of business on Monday 16 August 2021. To do this, please contact Claudia Calabro on 02 9265 9648 or at [email protected].

For more information about the proposal, you can contact Mireia Garriga on 1800 300 005 or email [email protected].