Balmain East making parking fairer

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We are working with the community to understand the competing needs for parking in local areas. We want to hear about parking experiences from people who live, work or visit Balmain East. The area is located in the Balmain - Baludarri Ward and bounded by the waterfront between Simmons Point and Peacock Point, and Cooper Street and Jubilee Place.

Streets involved in this study are: Cooper street Hart Street Garrard Lane Darling Street Jubilee Place The Avenue Killeen Street Ternen Street Datchett Street Duke Street Duke Place Gilchrist Place Union Street Vernon Street Little Nicholson Street Hosking Street Johnston Street William Street Little Edward Street Edward Street St Marys Street Person Street Paul Street Weston Street James Lane Gallimore Avenue Lookes Avenue Brett Avenue School Street Clifton Street Simmons Street Nicholson Street

Background

The growth in the number of households with two or more cars in suburbs like Balmain East has led to a rise in demand for parking. Dwellings in suburbs like Balmain East typically have no off-street parking or not enough off-street parking for the number of cars in a household. Therefore, many residents in Balmain East have historically parked their cars on the street in which they reside. The rising demand for parking means that many streets actually have fewer parking spaces than the number of cars owned by residents on these streets, creating a supply and demand imbalance.

Under existing schemes, there is the risk that more permits will be required than there are spaces. Compounding these problems is that the on-street parking in Balmain East is also sought after by commuters and visitors in selected locations, creating a complex demand issue that Inner West Council must grapple with to balance the needs of local residents with the needs of other users.


The information we gather will help to:

  • Understand the current parking situation
  • Learn about the needs and desires of the community to manage parking
  • Inform a tailored parking strategy for the area


Have your say

Local knowledge is vital to this work. As well as asking you about your experience with parking in Balmain East, we are asking you to select preferable options for dealing with key issues; demand for on-street parking and commuter parking demand at Balmain East ferry wharf.

You are invited to share information and experiences by completing the survey.


Who should complete the survey?

We would like to hear from schools, residents, business owners and workers. The experiences of pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and other road users are also welcomed.

Last day to complete the survey is 4 March 2020


What happens next?

The feedback, along with data collected onsite from a parking occupancy survey and other information will be used to develop a draft parking strategy for Balmain East. The draft Strategy will be placed on public exhibition. During public exhibition, we will be holding a drop in session where you can speak to the project team. Those who complete the survey will be notified when the draft document is open for community feedback.


We are working with the community to understand the competing needs for parking in local areas. We want to hear about parking experiences from people who live, work or visit Balmain East. The area is located in the Balmain - Baludarri Ward and bounded by the waterfront between Simmons Point and Peacock Point, and Cooper Street and Jubilee Place.

Streets involved in this study are: Cooper street Hart Street Garrard Lane Darling Street Jubilee Place The Avenue Killeen Street Ternen Street Datchett Street Duke Street Duke Place Gilchrist Place Union Street Vernon Street Little Nicholson Street Hosking Street Johnston Street William Street Little Edward Street Edward Street St Marys Street Person Street Paul Street Weston Street James Lane Gallimore Avenue Lookes Avenue Brett Avenue School Street Clifton Street Simmons Street Nicholson Street

Background

The growth in the number of households with two or more cars in suburbs like Balmain East has led to a rise in demand for parking. Dwellings in suburbs like Balmain East typically have no off-street parking or not enough off-street parking for the number of cars in a household. Therefore, many residents in Balmain East have historically parked their cars on the street in which they reside. The rising demand for parking means that many streets actually have fewer parking spaces than the number of cars owned by residents on these streets, creating a supply and demand imbalance.

Under existing schemes, there is the risk that more permits will be required than there are spaces. Compounding these problems is that the on-street parking in Balmain East is also sought after by commuters and visitors in selected locations, creating a complex demand issue that Inner West Council must grapple with to balance the needs of local residents with the needs of other users.


The information we gather will help to:

  • Understand the current parking situation
  • Learn about the needs and desires of the community to manage parking
  • Inform a tailored parking strategy for the area


Have your say

Local knowledge is vital to this work. As well as asking you about your experience with parking in Balmain East, we are asking you to select preferable options for dealing with key issues; demand for on-street parking and commuter parking demand at Balmain East ferry wharf.

You are invited to share information and experiences by completing the survey.


Who should complete the survey?

We would like to hear from schools, residents, business owners and workers. The experiences of pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and other road users are also welcomed.

Last day to complete the survey is 4 March 2020


What happens next?

The feedback, along with data collected onsite from a parking occupancy survey and other information will be used to develop a draft parking strategy for Balmain East. The draft Strategy will be placed on public exhibition. During public exhibition, we will be holding a drop in session where you can speak to the project team. Those who complete the survey will be notified when the draft document is open for community feedback.