Project updates

Project details

In February this year we asked about your parking experiences in the Balmain East area. At the same time, we conducted parking surveys to determine occupancy levels. We used this information to develop the draft Parking Strategy which includes short and long term actions to help manage parking issues.

What's in the strategy?

The table below outlines short and long term actions Council will implement to manage parking in this area.

Short term strategies (0-5 years)

Item no.


Streets affected



Inclusion of additional properties in Clifton Lane to Residential Permit Scheme (RPS). These properties will be limited to One Balmain East (BE) permit only.

Simmons Street (No 1 in the picture above)



2P 8am-10pm Permit Holders Excepted area BE RPS expansion in Darling Street between Duke Street and The Avenue (this new section will be limited to 1 BE permit and 1 visitor permit per property). Existing Bus Zone, Mobility Impaired Space and No Parking zones will remain.

Darling Street (between Duke Street and The Avenue, No 2 in the picture above)



Reduction of 6m length No Parking zone in east side of Galimore Avenue, 30m north of Darling Street.

Galimore Avenue (No 3 in the picture above)



Parking management in Jubilee Place. Angle parking opposite Police Marine Area Command to be time limited 4P 8am-6pm Mon-Fri, subject to NSW Police Marine Area Command dedicating Jubilee Place to Council as a public road.

Jubilee Place (No 4 in the picture above)



Work with carshare operators to introduce additional fixed car share spaces in Balmain East.




Development of parking hierarchy.

All streets within Balmain East



Replacement of redundant, faded, damaged signs.

Streets identified in the signage audit within study area.


Long term strategies (5+ years)


1P or 2P 8am-6pm Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm Sat (no permit exceptions), 2P 6pm-10pm Mon-Fri Permit Holders Excepted area BE. Existing Bus Zones, Motorbike parking and Mobility Impaired spaces will remain.

Darling Street (No 8 in the picture above)



Changes to boat trailer parking management consistent with other areas within Inner West Local Government Area.

Streets with historical boat trailer issues.



Introduction of permit pricing on second residential permit.

All streets with RPS in Balmain East.



Introduce residential permit parking in Gallimore Avenue carpark (corner of Brett Avenue and Galimore Avenue).

Galimore Avenue (No 11 in the picture above)



Transition to permit zone type A within Balmain East (Household without any on-site parking spaces, is eligible for one parking permit, transferrable up to three nominated vehicles registered to that address. Households with one or more spaces are not eligible for permits).

All streets with RPS in Balmain East


Read the Balmain East Parking Study

Have your say

Tell us what you think of the draft Parking Strategy by completing the Balmain East parking feedback form.

You can also post your feedback to Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham, 2049. Please mark your feedback - Balmain East Parking Study 34108693.

Last day to provide feedback is Friday 20 November 2020.

Other ways to provide feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. and ask to speak to Inner West Council on 02 9392 5965.

If you have a hearing or speech impairment contact us through National Relay Service. You will need to provide Inner West Council's phone number 02 9392 5965.
These services operate Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.

Alternatively you can use:

  • Voice Relay number: 1300 555 727
  • TTY number: 133 677
  • SMS relay number: 0423 677 767

More information

What happens next?

Your feedback will be reviewed and where relevant incorporated into the Parking Strategy which will be considered by the Local Traffic Committee. The recommendations from this Committee will be referred to Council for decision. All those who provided feedback will be advised when the matter will be considered by the Committee and of the outcome of Council's decision.

The Balmain East making parking fairer - draft strategy survey has now concluded.