At its meeting on Tuesday 9 March 2021, Council endorsed the public exhibition of the proposed Car Share policy.

Car sharing allows people to use a car for short periods of times and only pay for their usage. It’s is a membership-based service available to anyone with a driver’s licence and it can be a convenient and cheaper way to drive instead of owning a car. More than 13,000 Inner West residents and business are members of car share schemes and in 2019 membership grew by nearly 20 percent.

What is in the policy?

The policy outlines procedures and criteria for assessing new applications for car share parking on public streets or in council car parks. Consultation with car share companies, relevant staff and some community has been carried out throughout development of the draft policy.

The policy the policy objectives are to:

  • Support Going Places: An Integrated Transport Strategy for Inner West 
  • Provide additional a transport option to reduce vehicle congestion and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduce the demand for on-street car parking
  • Encourage more active lifestyles by reducing dependency on private cars
  • Provide assessment considerations and the rationale for fees and charges for on-street parking bays/spaces for car share vehicles

Read the draft Car Share policy document docx

Have your say

Tell us what you think of the Car share policy:

  • Online, by completing the Car Share policy feedback form
  • If you are a Car Share Service or other organisation complete submission form
  • Contact us via phone or email
  • Call us via FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service Monday to Friday 9am-4pm and providing our phone number 02 93925204
    • For a free interpreter call 131450
    • For voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY call 133677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767
  • By mail, addressed to Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049, attention to Bridget Kelly.

Last day to provide feedback is 28 April 2021

What happens next?

After the exhibition period closes, the project team will consider the submissions and make any amendments to the draft policy as required. The elected Council will make a decision to either approve the draft policy as exhibited; approve the policy with changes; or not proceed with the policy. Everyone who provides feedback will be notified when the policy is being considered by Council.


Which best describes your relationship to the Inner West? (select all that apply) Required
How did you hear about this engagement? Select all that apply Required
The policy aims to ensure car share vehicles are easily available throughout the Local Government Area and are provided by different car share companies.To what extent do you agree the policy achieves: Required
Definitely agree
Somewhat agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Somewhat disagree
Definitely disagree
LGA wide availability
Choice in car share providers
Part 6.2 outlines a hierarchy for where new car share vehicles would be located.  The hierarchy is as follows:a. Within immediate proximity to public transport services such as a rail/metro station/stopb. Adjacent to public land such as a parkc. Adja Required
Are you a member of a car share scheme? Required

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The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.