Public Domain Parking Policy - draft

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 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.

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