Draft On-street Parking Policy

Consultation has concluded

We are currently reviewing our On-street Parking Policy and seek your feedback on a draft of the new Policy. Your feedback will help shape the final version, which is scheduled to be presented to Council at its August 2018 meeting.


Reviewing the On-Street Parking Policy

The current Policy is five years old and was scheduled for a review. The current Policy is the Residential On-street Parking Policy, meaning that its main focus is on residential parking, and that other land uses (businesses, for example) are considered but not catered for in the current Policy.

When reviewing the Policy, previous feedback from residents, business operators, and visitors to our City was considered. Based on this feedback, and with input from your local elected members, we have developed a draft Policy, available under the Document Library tab or via this link.


Principles of the draft Policy

The draft Policy is based on the following principles, as endorsed by Council:

  • On-street parking will be available in a safe, convenient and appropriate manner that supports the primary activities in the street resulting from land uses (both current and potential) for each area within the City.

  • On-street parking will be controlled through the implementation of time limit or resident only permit parking controls, for which a warrant must be established.

  • Provide on-street parking in a manner that will not be allocated through the means of exclusive use of a single space or spaces by any one individual or group.

  • Permits will not be issued to residents of community or strata titled dwellings or other multi dwelling buildings if granted development approval on or after 1 November 2013.

  • The Policy recognises the role of on-street parking in supporting local businesses particularly those with limited on-site parking.

  • Pay for use parking may be implemented in appropriate areas of the City.


Key changes to the Policy

One of the limitations of the current Policy is that it does not cater for all types of land uses. This can create an imbalance in parking provision, resulting in both residents and business operators experiencing difficulty at times.

The draft Policy recognises the importance of an appropriate balance between parking demands for various land uses, and provision of parking that ensures safe, accessible and equitable parking while maintaining amenity of the local area. Aligned with this, the draft Policy proposes the introduction of business parking permits and paid parking in appropriate areas, and no changes to the current residential parking provisions in the Policy.

The key features of the draft Policy include:

  • Preservation of residential parking permits – One of the key considerations of the draft Policy is to provide parking for our residents, and particularly those who are situated near main roads, have limited off-street parking, or live within high parking demand areas. Therefore, the draft Policy continues to allow for residential parking permits.

  • Business parking permits – The draft Policy introduces business parking permits for local businesses in the City of Unley. This will allow up to 10% of parking spaces in a particular street to be used by local businesses. Currently, business visitors and employees park in the immediate vicinity of the local business, particularly near Greenhill Road. This can result in difficulty for residents of the local area, who are often unable to find parking within a reasonable distance of their property. The management of business parking will allow the demand to be spread over a greater area, providing a balance of resident and business parking in each street, resulting in efficient use of the available on-street parking. In addition to this, local businesses often struggle to find/provide enough parking and as such, business parking permits will assist both residents and businesses.

  • Pay for use parking – Our Council, being situated adjacent to the Adelaide city centre, experiences a high level of commuter parking. This disadvantages Unley residents and businesses. As a result, Council have adopted a strategic approach to manage commuter parking, deeming that it will occur only in very limited areas where impact on residents and local businesses is minimised. Aligned with this, the draft Policy introduces a provision for pay for use parking in appropriate areas.


Providing feedback

Your feedback on the draft Policy, which can be provided via the survey accessed below, will help shape the final version presented to Council in August.

Please read the draft On-street Parking Policy before completing the survey, which provides detailed information on the above features and other aspects of on-street parking. The draft Policy was designed based on feedback previously received from our community, current industry best practice, and available parking resources to Council. The draft Policy will cater for the needs of the majority of our community in line with Council’s strategic priorities.

If you wish to obtain more information, please contact me on 8372 5111 or pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au

Sincerely


Satyen Gandhi

Transport and Traffic Lead

We are currently reviewing our On-street Parking Policy and seek your feedback on a draft of the new Policy. Your feedback will help shape the final version, which is scheduled to be presented to Council at its August 2018 meeting.


Reviewing the On-Street Parking Policy

The current Policy is five years old and was scheduled for a review. The current Policy is the Residential On-street Parking Policy, meaning that its main focus is on residential parking, and that other land uses (businesses, for example) are considered but not catered for in the current Policy.

When reviewing the Policy, previous feedback from residents, business operators, and visitors to our City was considered. Based on this feedback, and with input from your local elected members, we have developed a draft Policy, available under the Document Library tab or via this link.


Principles of the draft Policy

The draft Policy is based on the following principles, as endorsed by Council:

  • On-street parking will be available in a safe, convenient and appropriate manner that supports the primary activities in the street resulting from land uses (both current and potential) for each area within the City.

  • On-street parking will be controlled through the implementation of time limit or resident only permit parking controls, for which a warrant must be established.

  • Provide on-street parking in a manner that will not be allocated through the means of exclusive use of a single space or spaces by any one individual or group.

  • Permits will not be issued to residents of community or strata titled dwellings or other multi dwelling buildings if granted development approval on or after 1 November 2013.

  • The Policy recognises the role of on-street parking in supporting local businesses particularly those with limited on-site parking.

  • Pay for use parking may be implemented in appropriate areas of the City.


Key changes to the Policy

One of the limitations of the current Policy is that it does not cater for all types of land uses. This can create an imbalance in parking provision, resulting in both residents and business operators experiencing difficulty at times.

The draft Policy recognises the importance of an appropriate balance between parking demands for various land uses, and provision of parking that ensures safe, accessible and equitable parking while maintaining amenity of the local area. Aligned with this, the draft Policy proposes the introduction of business parking permits and paid parking in appropriate areas, and no changes to the current residential parking provisions in the Policy.

The key features of the draft Policy include:

  • Preservation of residential parking permits – One of the key considerations of the draft Policy is to provide parking for our residents, and particularly those who are situated near main roads, have limited off-street parking, or live within high parking demand areas. Therefore, the draft Policy continues to allow for residential parking permits.

  • Business parking permits – The draft Policy introduces business parking permits for local businesses in the City of Unley. This will allow up to 10% of parking spaces in a particular street to be used by local businesses. Currently, business visitors and employees park in the immediate vicinity of the local business, particularly near Greenhill Road. This can result in difficulty for residents of the local area, who are often unable to find parking within a reasonable distance of their property. The management of business parking will allow the demand to be spread over a greater area, providing a balance of resident and business parking in each street, resulting in efficient use of the available on-street parking. In addition to this, local businesses often struggle to find/provide enough parking and as such, business parking permits will assist both residents and businesses.

  • Pay for use parking – Our Council, being situated adjacent to the Adelaide city centre, experiences a high level of commuter parking. This disadvantages Unley residents and businesses. As a result, Council have adopted a strategic approach to manage commuter parking, deeming that it will occur only in very limited areas where impact on residents and local businesses is minimised. Aligned with this, the draft Policy introduces a provision for pay for use parking in appropriate areas.


Providing feedback

Your feedback on the draft Policy, which can be provided via the survey accessed below, will help shape the final version presented to Council in August.

Please read the draft On-street Parking Policy before completing the survey, which provides detailed information on the above features and other aspects of on-street parking. The draft Policy was designed based on feedback previously received from our community, current industry best practice, and available parking resources to Council. The draft Policy will cater for the needs of the majority of our community in line with Council’s strategic priorities.

If you wish to obtain more information, please contact me on 8372 5111 or pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au

Sincerely


Satyen Gandhi

Transport and Traffic Lead

  • Feedback on draft On-Street Parking Policy

    We value your feedback on the proposed changes to our On-Street Parking Policy and thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

    We value your feedback on the proposed changes to our On-Street Parking Policy and thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

    Consultation has concluded