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Precinct parking strategies

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Precinct parking strategies

In 2010, Council identified the need for a rolling upgrade of key parking areas within the Marrickville Council local government area.

These areas were renamed ‘Parking Precincts’ and a strategy was developed for each precinct to:

  • deliver a better balance of parking space for residents, businesses, shoppers, commuters and others;
  • maximise the parking space already in place and deliver new appropriate space; and
  • manage changing parking needs over the next five years.

How were the parking strategies developed for each precinct?

Council asked residents, business owners, shoppers and commuters about their current and future parking needs. We engaged with car and commercial vehicle drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists, car share organisations and others by gathering feedback from households and running community workshops.

You told us that competition for parking space in Marrickville has increased significantly in recent years last and that you expect demand will continue to rise.

Your feedback was added to studies of parking occupancy and length of stay data and a draft strategy was created for each precinct. These were placed on public exhibition over a period of time and the final strategies were then adopted by Council.

Current precinct parking strategies

Council’s precinct parking strategies cover the following areas:

Promoting sustainable transport in our precinct parking strategies

All the strategies are in line with Council's objective of promoting sustainable transport. This aim is embedded in a number of Council's key plans, including the Community Strategic Plan and the Integrated Transport Strategy.

The sustainable transport approach moves away from trying to meet peak parking demand by building new car parks. Instead it supports better parking turnover and prioritises the appropriate vehicles for the appropriate parking spaces. It also promotes the use of public transport, cycling and car-share schemes.