Newtown/Enmore Area Parking Strategy

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Map of the Newtown-Enmore Parking Study AreaMarrickville Council has developed a Draft Parking Strategy for the Newtown-Enmore area (including Newtown North / Camperdown Area 1, Newtown-Enmore Area 2, Newtown South / St Peters Area 3). The study aims to manage existing and future parking supply and demand in accordance with the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011.

You are invited to give feedback on the Draft Strategy by 25 October 2013.

The development of the Draft Strategy took into account:

  • a parking study of Newtown-Enmore and surrounding area
  • surveys and analysis
  • community consultation

The Draft Strategy has 15 recommendations,

Map of the Newtown-Enmore Parking Study AreaMarrickville Council has developed a Draft Parking Strategy for the Newtown-Enmore area (including Newtown North / Camperdown Area 1, Newtown-Enmore Area 2, Newtown South / St Peters Area 3). The study aims to manage existing and future parking supply and demand in accordance with the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011.

You are invited to give feedback on the Draft Strategy by 25 October 2013.

The development of the Draft Strategy took into account:

  • a parking study of Newtown-Enmore and surrounding area
  • surveys and analysis
  • community consultation

The Draft Strategy has 15 recommendations, including proposed changes to some on-street parking restrictions and configurations.

Key Recommendations

The key draft recommendations include:

  • implementation of a ticketed parking scheme along King Street, Enmore Road and the Edgeware Road car park, with paid parking after 5.30pm (or after clearway hours of operation), to improve parking turnover and availability. A “free ticketed” parking period is also recommended on King Street and Enmore Road.
  • a framework for parking in laneways to improve access to local driveways, enhance safety and maintain where possible parking availability.
  • additional enforcement to prevent vehicles parking on intersections.
  • additional car share vehicle parking spaces  to be provided within the study area.
  • changes to the existing resident parking scheme.

Have Your Say

Council invites feedback on the Strategy particularly:

  • from residents and businesses adjacent to laneways.
  • on potential suitable “car share” locations on-street.
  • on paid parking in Enmore Road and King Street, including the most suitable length of time, (15, 20 or 30 minutes) for a “free ticketed parking”, to best suit the needs of the commercial precinct.
  • from residents living on streets where changes to the resident parking scheme or a change to angled parking is proposed. These streets are:
    Bishopgate Street, Chelmsford Street, College Street, Darley Street, Denison Street, Holmwood Street, Lord Street, Marmion Street, Margaret Street, Probert Street, Rowley Street, Salisbury Road, St Mary Street and Wells Street.

View the Draft Strategy online

The downloadable version of the Draft Strategy has been divided into two PDF files:

A hard copy of the Draft Parking Strategy may also be viewed at:

  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham
  • Marrickville, Stanmore, Dulwich Hill and St Peters Libraries

Revised Residential Parking Fees and Charges

Since the Arup report was produced, Council decided to make the residential parking permit free of charge. The fees are now:

  • Residential permit:  Free (1 permit allowed)
  • Pensioner Rates:  Free (1 permit allowed)
  • Visitors' permit $21.50 (for 10 permits)
  • Business permit $209.45

Submissions

Please note that Council has not yet made a final decision in relation to any of these recommendations and it is therefore important that you provide feedback so that it can be taken into account before the proposals are finalised.

You may provide feedback on the Draft Strategy by 25 October 2013.

  • Complete the online form
  • Write to Marrickville Council, PO Box 14, Petersham NSW 2049 (please include reference: Newtown-Enmore Draft Parking Strategy).
  • Complete feedback form at Council’s Customer Service Centre or libraries.

What Happens Next?

The final Strategy will be posted on this site following consideration of feedback and adoption by Council. For enquiries please phone James Turner at Arup (Consultants) on 9320 9259 or Stephen Briant, Traffic Management Planner at Marrickville Council on 9335 2222.


Map of the Newtown-Enmore Parking Study AreaMarrickville Council has developed a Draft Parking Strategy for the Newtown-Enmore area (including Newtown North / Camperdown Area 1, Newtown-Enmore Area 2, Newtown South / St Peters Area 3). The study aims to manage existing and future parking supply and demand in accordance with the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011.

You are invited to give feedback on the Draft Strategy by 25 October 2013.

The development of the Draft Strategy took into account:

  • a parking study of Newtown-Enmore and surrounding area
  • surveys and analysis
  • community consultation

The Draft Strategy has 15 recommendations, including proposed changes to some on-street parking restrictions and configurations.

Key Recommendations

The key draft recommendations include:

  • implementation of a ticketed parking scheme along King Street, Enmore Road and the Edgeware Road car park, with paid parking after 5.30pm (or after clearway hours of operation), to improve parking turnover and availability. A “free ticketed” parking period is also recommended on King Street and Enmore Road.
  • a framework for parking in laneways to improve access to local driveways, enhance safety and maintain where possible parking availability.
  • additional enforcement to prevent vehicles parking on intersections.
  • additional car share vehicle parking spaces  to be provided within the study area.
  • changes to the existing resident parking scheme.

Have Your Say

Council invites feedback on the Strategy particularly:

  • from residents and businesses adjacent to laneways.
  • on potential suitable “car share” locations on-street.
  • on paid parking in Enmore Road and King Street, including the most suitable length of time, (15, 20 or 30 minutes) for a “free ticketed parking”, to best suit the needs of the commercial precinct. 
  • from residents living on streets where changes to the resident parking scheme or a change to angled parking is proposed. These streets are:

    Bishopgate Street, Chelmsford Street, College Street, Darley Street, Denison Street, Holmwood Street, Lord Street, Marmion Street, Margaret Street, Probert Street, Rowley Street, Salisbury Road, St Mary Street and Wells Street.

View the Draft Strategy online

The downloadable version of the Draft Strategy has been divided into two PDF files:

A hard copy of the Draft Parking Strategy may also be viewed at:

  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham
  • Marrickville, Stanmore, Dulwich Hill and St Peters Libraries

Revised Residential Parking Fees and Charges

Since the Arup report was produced, Council decided to make the residential parking permit free of charge. The fees are now:

  • Residential permit:  Free (1 permit allowed)
  • Pensioner Rates:  Free (1 permit allowed)
  • Visitors' permit $21.50 (for 10 permits)
  • Business permit $209.45

Submissions

Please note that Council has not yet made a final decision in relation to any of these recommendations and it is therefore important that you provide feedback so that it can be taken into account before the proposals are finalised.

You may provide feedback on the Draft Strategy by 25 October 2013.

  • Complete the online form
  • Write to Marrickville Council, PO Box 14, Petersham NSW 2049 (please include reference: Newtown-Enmore Draft Parking Strategy).
  • Complete feedback form at Council’s Customer Service Centre or libraries.

What Happens Next?

The final Strategy will be posted on this site following consideration of feedback and adoption by Council. For enquiries please phone James Turner at Arup (Consultants) on 9320 9259 or Stephen Briant, Traffic Management Planner at Marrickville Council on 9335 2222.

What are the 15 recommendations?

The report proposes 15 recommendations for Council’s consideration. These include:

Area 1 – Newtown–Enmore

1. Resident Parking Scheme: Remove restrictions on College Street and provide on Margaret Street – Refer to Figure 85 of the report.

2. Provision of a 2P paid parking scheme within the Edgeware Road Public Car Park.

3. Implementation of a “ticketed parking scheme” (paid parking in King Street and Enmore Road after 5.30pm or after clearway hours of operation) to improve parking turnover and availability.

4. Fifteen minutes free ticketed parking should be provided in paid parking areas on King Street and Enmore Road to allow for shoppers to run quick errands – Note: Council is seeking feedback from the community on the length of the free parking period.

5. Two additional accessible parking spaces provided on King Street close to retail centres.

6. Provide a part time taxi rank near the Enmore Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights.

Area 2 – Newtown North/Camperdown

7. Implementation of a Resident Parking Scheme: 2P Resident Parking Permit Holders Excepted on one side of the street in the north of the area – Refer to Figure 86 of the report.

Detail: This includes the following eight streets:

  • Salisbury Road: Southern side from Kingston Lane to Denison Street
  • Marmion Street: Northern side from Kingston Road to St Mary Street
  • Rowley Street: Northern side from Kingston Road to St Mary Street
  • St Mary Street: Western side from Salisbury Road to Gilpin Street
  • Chelmsford Street: Eastern side from St Mary Street to Albermarle Street
  • Probert Street: Eastern side from Salisbury Road to Albermarle Street
  • Denison Street: Western side from Salisbury Road to Bishopgate Street (note that a residential parking scheme already exists south of Bishopgate Street), and
  • Bishopgate Street: Northern side from Chelmsford Street to Denison Street.

8. Angled parking on one side of Marmion Street and Rowley Street.

Detail: Angled parking would be between Kingston Rd and St Mary Lane, southern side (subject to a suitable design).

Area 3 – Newtown South/St Peters

9. Resident Parking Scheme: 2P Resident Parking Permit Holders Excepted on one side of the street in the east and south of the area – Refer to Figure 87 of the report.

Detail: This includes the following four (4) streets:

  • Holmwood Street: Southern side from Pearl Lane to King Lane
  • Wells Street: Southern side from Edgeware Road to King Street
  • Darley Street: Southern side from Edgeware Road to King Street
  • Lord Street: Northern side from Edgeware Road to King Street

10. Removal of a parking space mid-block on the eastern side of Wells Street to provide an area for vehicles to pull over and allow opposing vehicles to pass.

All Areas

11. No Parking on laneways less than 4.1 metres wide (with allowances for lanes with wide footpaths).

12. Restriction of parking adjacent to driveways in laneways based on laneway width.

Note: One of the major issues recorded in the feedback was parked vehicles in laneways preventing access to driveways and properties. Arup has provided a means to assess laneways for potential parking restrictions. For details see Table 12 and Figure 92-94 of the report.

13. Driveway markingParking restrictions adjacent to driveways should be line marked where possible to discourage drivers from encroaching on the driveway (see photo).

14. Additional enforcement to prevent vehicles parking on intersections.

15. Five additional car share vehicles to be provided within the study area – Note: Council is seeking nominations from the community on appropriate locations. 

Ticketed and Paid Parking Proposal – King Street and Enmore Road

  • Length of stay surveys were undertaken by Arup on Thursday 2 May 2013: 5.30pm – 10.30pm; and Saturday 4 May 2013: 5.30pm – 10.30pm.
  • The King Street and Enmore Road assessment were separated into the following four key zones (by location and parking controls):
    • Enmore Road (north) between Stanmore Road and King Street
    • Enmore Road (south) between Edgeware Road and King Street
    • King Street (west) between Enmore Road and Lord Street
    • King Street (north) between Enmore Road and Church Street

See Figure below for detailed “length of stay” results.

Map of detailed 'length of stay' results

See Table below for detailed “occupancy” and “turn-over” results.

ZoneCapacity (vehicles)Peak occupancyTotal arrivals over survey period (vehicles)Average duration of stay (minutes)
ThursdaySaturdayThursdaySaturdayThursdaySaturday

1 (Enmore Road N)

39

100%

100%

98

108

97

149

2 (Enmore Road S)

59

66%

100%

77

113

100

170

3 (King Street W)

100

93%

96%

196

216

128

153

4 (King Street N)

15

100%

100%

55

53

91

108

 
Key Trends

  • The surveys demonstrated that a high demand for parking existed in all of the zones surveyed with up to 100% occupancy experienced on both survey dates in many areas;
  • In the streets with unrestricted parking (zones 1-3), vehicles typically remained parked in bays for between 97 and 128 minutes on a Thursday evening;
  • This average duration increases on Saturday evenings – with a typical vehicle remaining parked in the one spot for close to 3 hours on the southern side of Enmore Road;
  • The high duration of stays experienced in the unrestricted parking zones resulted in a relatively low turnover of spaces. On King Street between Enmore Road and Lord Street, the 100 available spaces turned over 196 vehicles on Thursday, or 1.9 vehicles/space;
  • In contrast to the zones with unrestricted parking, the existing 4P ticket zone (King Street north) had a higher proportion of vehicle arrivals relative to capacity, demonstrating a higher turnover of spaces (3.6 veh/space). This in turn resulted in a lower duration of stay.

“Length-of-stay” by daytime advertised restriction

  • If we compare “length-of-stay” parking in the evening (when parking is unrestricted), with the advertised day time restriction we find a major increase in the length of time people are utilising parking.  On King Street, the advertised 1P parking during the day, people utilise for an average of 180min in the evening. The 2P are utilised for an average of 150min. This compares to the 4P ticketed area where people stay for an average of 90min in the evening  (refer to page 68 of the report).  On Enmore Road, the advertised 1P parking during the day, people stay for an average of 170min in the evening. The 2P are utilised for an average of 170min in the evening (refer to page 70 of the report). 
  • While these figures don’t indicate overstay as the evening times being tested are unrestricted, the length of stay does indicate significantly longer periods of stay then during the “day-time” advertised restriction.
  • This indicates a problem of “length of stay” in the evening.

Recommendations

  • It was noted that people in the 4P paid parking area (zone 4) generally stayed less than 2 hours while people in the remaining unrestricted areas had a higher duration of stay.
  • The provision of ticketed parking during the day and ticketed/paid parking on King Street and Enmore Road in the evening has the potential to increase the turnover of parking spaces and increase parking availability.
  • This reduces the pressure on local streets surrounding Enmore Road and King Street to accommodate the level of parking demand that currently exists.
  • Complementary to paid parking, it is recommended that Council provide 15 minutes, 20min or 30min free ticketed parking in the area. This will allow time for shoppers to run very quick errands and park in the area without paying a fee.