Public Domain Parking Policy - draft

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Council is reviewing how we manage parking in public places. On-street parking and Council managed carparks currently operate under different policies from the former Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield Councils. The draft Public Domain Parking Policy proposes one consistent approach across all the Inner West. The draft policy aims to better manage excessive demand and balance competing needs through parking schemes and other parking controls. The new Policy has been developed by reviewing the former Council Policies and researching Policies of other Councils to develop a fair, balanced and comprehensive Policy that will address future needs and demands.



What's in the

Council is reviewing how we manage parking in public places. On-street parking and Council managed carparks currently operate under different policies from the former Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield Councils. The draft Public Domain Parking Policy proposes one consistent approach across all the Inner West. The draft policy aims to better manage excessive demand and balance competing needs through parking schemes and other parking controls. The new Policy has been developed by reviewing the former Council Policies and researching Policies of other Councils to develop a fair, balanced and comprehensive Policy that will address future needs and demands.



What's in the policy?

The Policy draft covers several areas of parking management including: permits for residential and commercial areas, timed parking restrictions in commercial areas, exceptions (such as Mobility Parking Scheme Permits), paid parking, authorised vehicle zones, taxi zones, and more.

Read the draft Public Domain Parking Policy (doc, 379KB).

Read the FAQs for more information.


Proposed parking permit changes

The most inconsistent policy area is parking permits. We've summarised the differences and proposed a single control in the draft.

Number of ongoing permits allowed in the former Council areas and the proposed new control

Permit type
Ashfield
Marrickville
Leichhardt
Proposal
Policy section
Residential
2 annual
2 annual
2 biennial
2 annual
7.14
Resident visitor
Nil
30 x one day permits annual
1 biennial
30 x one day permits annual
7.15
Business
Nil
1 annual
3 biennial
1-2 annually, subject to permit zone
7.17


Number of temporary permits allowed in the former Council areas and the proposed new control

Permit type
Ashfield
Marrickville
Leichhardt
Proposal
Policy section
Tradesperson
Nil
2x2 week permits
12 weeks
6 x 1 week permits annually
7.16.3
Interim resident
Nil
30 x one day permits
max 3 months
30 x one day permits annual
7.14.5
Construction work Resident Parking Permit
Nil
Nil
Nil
1 x 6 month permit annual
7.14.5


Number of special permits allowed for the former Council areas and the proposed new control

Permit type
Ashfield
Marrickville
Leichhardt
Proposal
Policy section
Support worker
Multiple
Issued to service provider
Issued to service provider annual
Issued to service provider annually
7.18
Carer
1 annual
1 annual
Nil
1 transferable
7.19
Pensioner
Nil
Nil
1 biennial
Existing holders only annually
7.22.2
Community and essential services
Nil
Nil
Issued to service provider annually
Existing holders only annually
7.22.1


Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback:

  • Online using the feedback form
  • By mail addressed to George Tsaprounis, Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham, 2049.

The final day to comment is Wednesday, 27 November 2019.


What happens next?

The feedback gathered will be collated and analysed. A summary of issues raised will be included with other information in a report to Council. The elected Council will consider the report at a Council meeting before making a final decision. We will prepare a detailed Engagement Outcomes Report and post it on this page. Everyone who provided feedback will be emailed a copy of the Engagement Outcomes Report and notified when the draft policy goes to Council for consideration.

  • Council decision

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    15 Jun 2020

    At the Council meeting on Tuesday 9 June, the elected representatives decided that :

    1. The Public Domain Parking Policy be adopted in the former Ashfield and Marrickville Council areas and is effective from 1 July 2020
    2. The Leichhardt Council Resident Parking Scheme 2007 Policy be retained
    3. Council rescind existing parking policies including: Ashfield Council - Resident Parking Permit Scheme, 2014; Leichhardt Council - Angle Parking Policy, 2010; Marrickville Council - Angle Parking in Residential Streets Policy, 1999; Marrickville Council - various policies & protocols on Resident Parking Scheme; and Ashfield Council – Supporting Car Share Parking Policy 2015; Leichhardt Council – Car Share Policy 2008; Marrickville Council – Car Share Policy 2014
    4. The proposed fees and charges for the former Ashfield and Marrickville Council area be supported in principle and be considered through the annual budget review process for 2021/2022
    5. Council amend 7.12.2 last paragraph with the addition of a final sentence to read: 'Residents may apply to maintain hard copy parking permits.'
    6. The pensioner permits in the former Leichhardt Council area be retained in their current form and unchanged.

    Read the full meeting minutes online.


  • June update - project resumes

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    03 Jun 2020

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback on the draft Public Domain Parking policy. We heard from 597 people in the community.

    Read what we heard in the Engagement Outcomes Report.
    View officer responses to the community's key concerns.

    The draft Policy will be discussed at the Council meeting on Tuesday 9 June 2020. Council meetings are still being streamed and can be accessed via our website.

  • April 2020 update

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    03 Apr 2020

    This project has been deferred until further notice.