Improving access and use of laneways


Marrickville Council has developed draft Laneway Parking Guidelines to address community concerns about accessing, using and parking in narrow laneways in the Marrickville local government area.

Laneways are an important part of the Marrickville environment. They provide connections to other streets, access to properties and additional street parking. Issues arise when vehicles parked in narrow laneways prevent access to properties or block garbage trucks.

Council’s preference is for residents to negotiate with each other to avoid implementing parking bans. Where problems occur, parking restrictions can be considered for individual laneways on a case-by-case basis.

These guidelines have been developed to provide consistency for evaluating the need for parking controls and manage the use of narrow streets and laneways to maximise parking.

Have your say

Your feedback is important and will help Council make an informed decision about improving access and use of laneways. Have your say by completing the form below before 5pm on Friday 7 August 2015.

Contact details

If you need any further information please contact Council's Traffic Management Planner, Richard Campbell on 9335 2222 or by email.

Marrickville Council has developed draft Laneway Parking Guidelines to address community concerns about accessing, using and parking in narrow laneways in the Marrickville local government area.

Laneways are an important part of the Marrickville environment. They provide connections to other streets, access to properties and additional street parking. Issues arise when vehicles parked in narrow laneways prevent access to properties or block garbage trucks.

Council’s preference is for residents to negotiate with each other to avoid implementing parking bans. Where problems occur, parking restrictions can be considered for individual laneways on a case-by-case basis.

These guidelines have been developed to provide consistency for evaluating the need for parking controls and manage the use of narrow streets and laneways to maximise parking.

Have your say

Your feedback is important and will help Council make an informed decision about improving access and use of laneways. Have your say by completing the form below before 5pm on Friday 7 August 2015.

Contact details

If you need any further information please contact Council's Traffic Management Planner, Richard Campbell on 9335 2222 or by email.


  • Council adopts Laneway Parking Guidelines

    over 3 years ago

    At a meeting on 1 December, Council resolved to adopt the Laneway Parking Guidelines. Read the business paper from this meeting here.

    At a meeting on 1 December, Council resolved to adopt the Laneway Parking Guidelines. Read the business paper from this meeting here.

  • Council meeting dates where Guidelines will be considered

    over 3 years ago

    Submissions for the Laneway Parking Guidelines will be considered by Council’s Pedestrian, Cyclist and Traffic Calming Advisory Committee at its meeting to be held on 12 November 2015. The recommendations from this Committee meeting will then be referred to Council’s Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services Committee at its meeting to be held on 1 December 2015.


    Submissions for the Laneway Parking Guidelines will be considered by Council’s Pedestrian, Cyclist and Traffic Calming Advisory Committee at its meeting to be held on 12 November 2015. The recommendations from this Committee meeting will then be referred to Council’s Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services Committee at its meeting to be held on 1 December 2015.