Draft parking restrictions - South Melbourne

Consultation closed!

This consultation is for South Melbourne and St Vincent Place, Albert Park residents.

Following your feedback in November 2013, the City of Port Phillip has developed draft parking restriction changes for the South Melbourne & St Vincent Place, Albert Park area.

The draft parking restrictions take into account the community’s needs and aims to minimise parking impacts.

More information

View the interactive map to see what parking restriction changes are proposed for your area. The interactive map is available on the South Melbourne Parking Scheme Map page on the City of Port Continue reading

This consultation is for South Melbourne and St Vincent Place, Albert Park residents.

Following your feedback in November 2013, the City of Port Phillip has developed draft parking restriction changes for the South Melbourne & St Vincent Place, Albert Park area.

The draft parking restrictions take into account the community’s needs and aims to minimise parking impacts.

More information

View the interactive map to see what parking restriction changes are proposed for your area. The interactive map is available on the South Melbourne Parking Scheme Map page on the City of Port Phillip website.

View summary results from each of the parking neighbourhoods surveyed back in November 2013.

For more information about the review and to see Councils first draft of restriction changes please visit the Parking Neighbourhood page on the City of Port Phillip website. 

For any other enquiries please contact the Transport Safety Engineering team on 9209 6239 or enquirestrafficpark@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Consultation closed!
  • Overall summary of survey results

    about 3 years ago

    The population growth which is occurring within the City of Port Phillip’s boundaries as well as the tourists and visitors driving to the City’s attractions continue to make on street parking a challenge. On-street car parking is a limited resource and Council seeks to adopt a balanced management approach to respond to community expectations in a fair and transparent way.

    The South Melbourne Parking Precinct Area (including St Vincent Place in Albert Park) is the first Parking Precinct to be reviewed. The area was divided into eight sub-precincts with like parking requirements. Residents and businesses from each of... Continue reading

    The population growth which is occurring within the City of Port Phillip’s boundaries as well as the tourists and visitors driving to the City’s attractions continue to make on street parking a challenge. On-street car parking is a limited resource and Council seeks to adopt a balanced management approach to respond to community expectations in a fair and transparent way.

    The South Melbourne Parking Precinct Area (including St Vincent Place in Albert Park) is the first Parking Precinct to be reviewed. The area was divided into eight sub-precincts with like parking requirements. Residents and businesses from each of the eight sub-precincts were asked to provide feedback on questions ranging from parking concerns to current parking restrictions.

    Feedback gathered from this first phase of consultation, together with parking occupancy surveys have been used to help inform Council’s decision.

    • Surveys distributed in the area: 6,159
    • Responses from: Residents 876, Business 150, Other 20
    • Response Rate: 17%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business:  1.86
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 45.3%

    RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY COMMENTS

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Lack of enforcement

    Council regularly reviews its parking enforcement practices to keep up with the ever growing demand and changes in technology in order to provide the best possible service to our community. Council’s main focus is on the enforcement of safety related restrictions, such as No Stopping Any Time and Clearway Zones, residential streets and shopping strips. Introduction of new technology such as mobile cameras may be an option towards improving real time data reporting, and improving parking enforcement.

    Permit allowance

    Resident/Visitor Parking Permits are solely intended to assist residents and their visitors in parking within the vicinity of their home. They cannot be used to park when visiting shops, public areas or place of employment. Please see link to learn more about parking permits. http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/parking_permits.htm

    Vehicle ownership in the City of Port Phillip keeps increasing. 81.6% of dwellings now own one or more vehicles (Census 2011). On street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. There is greater demand for car parking permits than the supply of on street car spaces. A fee for parking permits was adopted by Council in October 2000 to reduce the number of parking permits in circulation. Council is working towards lessening the reliance on cars by promoting sustainable transport modes (walking, bike riding and public transport) and installing on-street car share bays. If you require more information on car share, please see http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/car_share.htm

    Visitor permit misuse

    Council treats and investigates allegations of misuse of parking permits seriously. Misuse of parking permits may result in the withdrawal of all parking permit privileges for life and prosecution for any breaches of the relevant legislation. Please call Assist on 9209 6777 if you witness permit misuse.

    Number of resident parking permits

    A limit of three parking permits per eligible household and a fee for parking permits were adopted by Council in October 2000 to reduce the number of parking permits in circulation. Council is working towards lessening the reliance on cars by promoting sustainable transport modes (walking, bike riding and public transport) and installing on street car share bays. If you require more information on car share, please seehttp://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/car_share.htm

    Council, through various planning processes tries to encourage developers to provide adequate vehicle and bicycle parking on their premises in order to reduce on-street parking pressure. Residents of new developments are not entitled to apply for resident and visitor parking permits. This policy is applied in order to encourage new residents to rely on sustainable modes of transport or to use off-street parking spaces available within their buildings.

    Lack of all day parking options for businesses and business parking permits

    On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Over 88,000 people work in the municipality. City of Port is visited daily by large numbers of visitors and tourists. Demand for parking in the City significantly outstrips supply. Walking, bike riding and public transport are preferred (sustainable) transport modes in inner city municipalities. It is understood that not all people can use sustainable transport modes and that some need to drive. Recent occupancy studies show all day ticket parking is underutilised. Council, through various planning processes tries to encourage developers to provide adequate vehicle and bicycle parking on their premises in order to reduce on-street parking pressure.

    During business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking spaces to provide for customer car parking. The price mechanism and time restrictions support each other creating turnover critical for the success of business.

    Use of limited spaces, allocation of parking spaces not fair on residents/employees

    Vehicle ownership in the City of Port Phillip keeps increasing. 81.6% of dwellings now own one or more vehicles (Census 2011). Over 88,000 people work in the municipality. Port Phillip is visited daily by large numbers of visitors and tourists. On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. There is greater demand for resident/visitor car parking permits than the supply of on-street spaces. Parking is managed by Council to promote sustainable transport solutions and to optimise residents' access to homes.

    Revenue Use

    A key principle for managing parking in the City of Port Phillip is that all visitors to our city should contribute to the cost of maintaining the parking infrastructure they use. All parking permit revenue is directed back into protecting residential access by having parking permits, achieving fairness by enforcing parking laws, rationing parking by effective restrictions, assisting community participation and awareness, and increasing transport choices.

    Off street parking not used for its purpose

    One of the objectives of residents paying for car parking permits is to encourage the use of off- street parking.  Utilising off-street parking assists in reducing on-street parking pressure and enables those with no off-street parking to find spaces.

    Poor parking etiquette

    Marking of parking bays could alleviate this problem. However, because spaces must be line marked in accordance with standards, sometimes this could result in a loss of parking.  Where three small cars could park only two cars can park after line marking is installed. To see the process to request marking of on street parking places, please follow this link http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/line-marking-parking-spaces.htm

    Commuters use all day parking

    Parking is managed by Council to promote sustainable transport solutions and to optimise residents' access to homes. Commuter and employee vehicles using on-street parking spaces impact on customer access to a variety of businesses. Therefore, during business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking resource to provide for customer car parking. The price mechanism and time restrictions support each other creating turnover critical for business success.

    South Melbourne Market and Major events in Albert Park including MSAC and the Athletics Stadium;

    The City of Port Phillip attracts a substantial number of visitors who travel to the area for work, shopping and leisure activities. These competing car parking needs increase pressure on the limited on street parking supply in the area. Parking is managed by Council in a fair and transparent way to promote sustainable transport solutions and to optimise residents' access to homes. Recent occupancy studies show that all day ticket parking that exists within South Melbourne is underutilised. There is a mixture of parking restrictions surrounding the Market that caters for resident and customer car parking. Residential streets in the area that are within walking distance of the MSAC and the Athletics Stadium have resident car parking restrictions.

  • Montague Parking Neighbourhood - Summary results

    about 3 years ago

    Below is a summery of feedback form the Montague Parking Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in this area: 430
    • Responses from: Residents 14, Business 35, Other 3
    • Response rate: 15.6%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 3.75%
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 71.2%
    RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY COMMENTS:

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Requests for additional all day parking

    During business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking resource to provide for customer car parking. The price mechanism... Continue reading

    Below is a summery of feedback form the Montague Parking Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in this area: 430
    • Responses from: Residents 14, Business 35, Other 3
    • Response rate: 15.6%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 3.75%
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 71.2%
    RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY COMMENTS:

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Requests for additional all day parking

    During business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking resource to provide for customer car parking. The price mechanism and time restrictions support each other creating turnover critical for business success.  Commuter and employee vehicles using on-street parking spaces impact on customer access to a variety of businesses. A comprehensive public transport and bicycle riding network links this area to the city. Walking, bike riding and public transport are preferred (sustainable) transport modes in inner city municipalities such as the City of Port Phillip. Recent occupancy studies show that all day ticket parking that exists within South Melbourne is underutilised.

    Business parking and parking permits for employees

    On street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Over 88,000 people work in the municipality. Walking, bike riding and public transport are preferred (sustainable) transport modes in inner city municipalities. It is understood that not all people can use sustainable transport modes and that some need to drive. Recent occupancy studies show that all day ticket parking is underutilised. Council, through various planning processes tries to encourage developers to provide adequate vehicle and bicycle parking on their premises in order to reduce on-street parking pressure.

    Allocation of parking spaces not fair on residents/employees

    Vehicle ownership in the City of Port Phillip keeps increasing. 81.6% of dwellings now own one or more vehicles (Census 2011). Port Phillip is visited daily by large numbers of visitors and tourists. On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Demand for parking in the City of Port Phillip significantly outstrips supply. There is greater demand for resident/visitor car parking permits than the supply of on-street spaces.Parking is managed by Council to promote sustainable transport solutions and to optimise residents' access to homes.

    Lack of enforcement

    Council regularly reviews its parking enforcement practices to keep up with the ever growing demand and changes in technology in order to provide the best possible service to our community. Council’s main focus is on the enforcement of safety related restrictions, such as No Stopping Any Time and Clearway Zones, residential streets and shopping strips. Introduction of new technology such as mobile cameras may be an option towards improving real time data reporting, and improving parking enforcement.

    Level of new developments

    The City of Port Phillip, being a sought after inner city municipality, is gradually increasing its population. Council, through various planning processes tries to encourage developers to provide adequate vehicle and bicycle parking on their premises in order to reduce on-street parking pressure. Residents of new developments are not entitled to apply for resident and visitor parking permits. This policy is applied in order to encourage new residents to rely on sustainable modes of transport or to use off-street parking spaces available within their buildings. 

    Request for more resident only parking

    Existing permit zones are located adjacent to residential areas. The neighbourhood is a mixture of residential and commercial premises. During business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking resource to provide for customer car parking. Out of business hours, car parking is generally unrestricted and provides for residents, their visitors and visitors to the area.

  • Market Parking Neighbourhood - Summary results

    about 3 years ago

    Below is a summary of feedback from the Market Parking Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 705
    • Responses from: Residents 39, Business 10, Other 6
    • Response Rate: 7.8%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 1.24
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 20%

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Additional parking spaces are required especially on Market days

    The South Melbourne Market is a vibrant shopping area that attracts a large number of shoppers on market days. While Council advocates for the use of sustainable transport modes (walking, bike... Continue reading

    Below is a summary of feedback from the Market Parking Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 705
    • Responses from: Residents 39, Business 10, Other 6
    • Response Rate: 7.8%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 1.24
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 20%

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Additional parking spaces are required especially on Market days

    The South Melbourne Market is a vibrant shopping area that attracts a large number of shoppers on market days. While Council advocates for the use of sustainable transport modes (walking, bike riding and public transport), it is understood that not all people can use sustainable transport modes and that some need to drive. Recent occupancy studies show that all day ticket parking that exists within South Melbourne is underutilised. There is a mixture of parking restrictions surrounding the Market that caters for resident and customer car parking. The Market rooftop car park is made available to local businesses and employees on non-market days.

    Lack of all day parking options for businesses and business parking permits

    On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Over 88,000 people work in the municipality. City of Port is visited daily by large numbers of visitors and tourists. Demand for parking in the City significantly outstrips supply. Walking, bike riding and public transport are preferred (sustainable) transport modes in inner city municipalities. It is understood that not all people can use sustainable transport modes and that some need to drive. Recent occupancy studies show all day ticket parking is underutilised. Council, through various planning processes tries to encourage developers to provide adequate vehicle and bicycle parking on their premises in order to reduce on-street parking pressure.

    During business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking spaces to provide for customer car parking. The price mechanism and time restrictions support each other creating turnover critical for the success of business.

    Difficulty with finding car parking for visitors/guests during weekdays 

    Vehicle ownership in the City of Port Phillip keeps increasing. 81.6% of dwellings now own one or more vehicles (Census 2011). Over 88,000 people work in the municipality. Port Phillip is visited daily by large numbers of visitors and tourists. On street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. There is a greater demand for car parking permits than the supply of on street spaces. These are the main reasons why Council is conducting this review.

    Lack of enforcement

    Council regularly reviews its parking enforcement practices to keep up with the ever growing demand and changes in technology in order to provide the best possible service to our community. Council’s main focus is on the enforcement of safety related restrictions, such as No Stopping Any Time and Clearway Zones, residential streets and shopping strips. Introduction of new technology such as mobile cameras may be an option towards improving real time data reporting, and improving parking enforcement.

    Market trader activities such as double parking, loading and unloading pallets cause safety concerns

    Council endorses work safe and public safe practices. Any illegal and unsafe practices should be reported to the Market Management in the first instance or to Council’s Assist hotline on  920 96777.

    Improve payment options for parking machines

    Council is currently reviewing options for machines that enable other payment options than just coins.

    Request for more resident only parking

    Existing permit zones are located adjacent to residential areas. The neighbourhood is a mixture of residential and commercial premises. During business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking resource to provide for customer car parking. Out of business hours, car parking is generally unrestricted and provides for residents, their visitors and visitors to the area.

    Request to widen the use of parking permits

    Resident/Visitor Parking Permits are solely intended to assist residents and their visitors in parking within the vicinity of their home. They cannot be used to park when visiting shops, public areas or place of employment. Please see link to learn more about parking permits. http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/parking_permits.htm

    Vehicle ownership in the City of Port Phillip keeps increasing. 81.6% of dwellings now own one or more vehicles (Census 2011). On street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. There is greater demand for car parking permits than the supply of on street car spaces. A fee for parking permits was adopted by Council in October 2000 to reduce the number of parking permits in circulation. Council is working towards lessening the reliance on cars by promoting sustainable transport modes (walking, bike riding and public transport) and installing on-street car share bays. If you require more information on car share, please see http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/car_share.htm


  • Clarendon Parking Neighbourhood - Summary of results

    about 3 years ago

    Below is a summary of feedback from the Clarendon Parking Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 802
    • Responses from: Residents 37, Business 39, Other 3
    • Response Rate: 10.1%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 2.9
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 39.7%

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Lack of all day parking options for businesses

    On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Over 88,000 people work in the municipality. City of Port is visited daily by large numbers of visitors and tourists. Demand for parking... Continue reading

    Below is a summary of feedback from the Clarendon Parking Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 802
    • Responses from: Residents 37, Business 39, Other 3
    • Response Rate: 10.1%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 2.9
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 39.7%

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Lack of all day parking options for businesses

    On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Over 88,000 people work in the municipality. City of Port is visited daily by large numbers of visitors and tourists. Demand for parking in the City significantly outstrips supply. Walking, bike riding and public transport are preferred (sustainable) transport modes in inner city municipalities. It is understood that not all people can use sustainable transport modes and that some need to drive. Recent occupancy studies show all day ticket parking is underutilised. Council, through various planning processes tries to encourage developers to provide adequate vehicle and bicycle parking on their premises in order to reduce on-street parking pressure.

    During business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking spaces to provide for customer car parking. The price mechanism and time restrictions support each other creating turnover critical for the success of business.

    Lack of off street parking options for businesses

    Port Phillip is an established sought after inner city municipality that is gradually increasing its population. A comprehensive public transport and bicycle riding network links this area to the city. Council, through various planning processes tries to encourage developers to provide adequate vehicle and bicycle parking on their premises in order to reduce on-street parking pressure.

    Visitor permit misuse

    Council treats and investigates allegations of misuse of parking permits seriously. Misuse of parking permits may result in the withdrawal of all parking permit privileges for life and prosecution for any breaches of the relevant legislation. Please call Assist on 9209 6777 if you witness permit misuse.

    Lack of enforcement

    Council regularly reviews its parking enforcement practices to keep up with the ever growing demand and changes in technology in order to provide the best possible service to our community. Council’s main focus is on the enforcement of safety related restrictions, such as No Stopping Any Time and Clearway Zones, residential streets and shopping strips. Introduction of new technology such as mobile cameras may be an option towards improving real time data reporting, and improving parking enforcement.

    Level of new developments

    The City of Port Phillip, being a sought after inner city municipality, is gradually increasing its population. Council, through various planning processes tries to encourage developers to provide adequate vehicle and bicycle parking on their premises in order to reduce on-street parking pressure. Residents of new developments are not entitled to apply for resident and visitor parking permits. This policy is applied in order to encourage new residents to rely on sustainable modes of transport or to use off-street parking spaces available within their buildings. 

    Off street parking not used for its purpose

    One of the objectives of residents paying for car parking permits is to encourage the use of off- street parking.  Utilising off-street parking assists in reducing on-street parking pressure and enables those with no off-street parking to find spaces.

    Poor parking etiquette

    Marking of parking bays could alleviate this problem. However, because spaces must be line marked in accordance with standards, sometimes this could result in a loss of parking.  Where three small cars could park only two cars can park after line marking is installed. See the process to request marking of on-street parking places.

    Neighbours with multiple cars causing congestion

    Vehicle ownership in the City of Port Phillip keeps increasing. 81.6% of dwellings now own one or more vehicles (Census 2011). On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Eligible residents can purchase only up to three parking permits per residence. There is a greater demand for car parking permits than the supply of on-street car spaces. Council is working towards lessening the reliance on cars by promoting sustainable transport modes (walking, bike riding and public transport) and installing on-street car share bays.

    Request for more resident only parking

    Existing permit zones are located adjacent to residential areas. The neighbourhood is a mixture of residential and commercial premises. During business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking resource to provide for customer car parking. Out of business hours, car parking is generally unrestricted and provides for residents, their visitors and visitors to the area.



  • City Link Parking Neighbourhood - Summary of results

    about 3 years ago

    Below is a summary of feedback from the City Link Parking Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 346
    • Responses from: Residents 10, Business 28, Other 1
    • Response Rate: 11.3%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 4.4
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 74%

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Lack of all day parking options 

    On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Over 88,000 people work in the municipality. City of Port is visited daily by large numbers of visitors and tourists. Demand for parking... Continue reading

    Below is a summary of feedback from the City Link Parking Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 346
    • Responses from: Residents 10, Business 28, Other 1
    • Response Rate: 11.3%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 4.4
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 74%

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Lack of all day parking options 

    On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Over 88,000 people work in the municipality. City of Port is visited daily by large numbers of visitors and tourists. Demand for parking in the City significantly outstrips supply. Walking, bike riding and public transport are preferred (sustainable) transport modes in inner city municipalities. It is understood that not all people can use sustainable transport modes and that some need to drive. Recent occupancy studies show all day ticket parking is underutilised. Council, through various planning processes tries to encourage developers to provide adequate vehicle and bicycle parking on their premises in order to reduce on-street parking pressure.

    During business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking spaces to provide for customer car parking. The price mechanism and time restrictions support each other creating turnover critical for the success of business.

    Request for more resident only parking

    Existing permit zones are located adjacent to residential areas. The neighbourhood is a mixture of residential and commercial premises. During business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking resource to provide for customer car parking. Out of business hours, car parking is generally unrestricted and provides for residents, their visitors and visitors to the area.

    Request to increase 1 hour to 2 hour parking

    The area has a mixture of short (1 hour and 2 hour) and longer-term (4 hour and all day paid) parking restrictions. During business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking resource that is critical for business success. Increases in the time limit of parking restrictions, result in greater difficulties with enforcement due to the shunting behaviour of motorists seeking longer-term parking – shunting means drivers who move their vehicles so that they can remain within the restrictions displayed.

    Commuter use of all day parking

    Parking is managed by Council to promote sustainable transport solutions and to optimise residents' access to homes. Commuter and employee vehicles using on-street parking spaces impact on customer access to a variety of businesses. Therefore, during business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking resource to provide for customer car parking. The price mechanism and time restrictions support each other creating turnover critical for business success.

    Bin storage in parking spaces

    Storing bins in parking space is not an efficient use of the limited parking resource. Rubbish bins can be put out for collection before 6am on the day of collection or the night before and need to be returned back inside properties following collection. Please report any illegal bin storages on public land to Assist on 9209 6777.

    Lack of customer parking

    The area has a mixture of 1 hour and 2 hour parking restrictions during business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, in order to maintain a desired turnover of the limited parking resource. This turnover provides for customer car parking, which is critical for business success. Council is working towards lessening the reliance on cars by promoting sustainable transport modes (walking, bike riding and public transport).

    Improve payment options for parking machines

    Council is currently reviewing options for machines that enable other payment options than just coins.


  • Albert Road Neighbourhood - Summary results

    about 3 years ago

    Below is a summary of the results from the Albert Road Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 928
    • Responses from: Residents 108, Business 12, Other 1
    • Response Rate: 13%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 2.2
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 67%

    RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY COMMENTS:

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Difficulty with finding car parking for visitors/guests during weekdays 

    Vehicle ownership in the City of Port Phillip keeps increasing. 81.6% of dwellings now own one or more vehicles (Census 2011). Over 88,000 people work... Continue reading

    Below is a summary of the results from the Albert Road Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 928
    • Responses from: Residents 108, Business 12, Other 1
    • Response Rate: 13%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 2.2
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 67%

    RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY COMMENTS:

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Difficulty with finding car parking for visitors/guests during weekdays 

    Vehicle ownership in the City of Port Phillip keeps increasing. 81.6% of dwellings now own one or more vehicles (Census 2011). Over 88,000 people work in the municipality. Port Phillip is visited daily by large numbers of visitors and tourists. On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. There is a greater demand for car parking permits than the supply of on-street spaces. These are the main reasons why Council is conducting this review.

    Visitor permit misuse

    Council treats and investigates allegations of misuse of parking permits seriously. Misuse of parking permits may result in the withdrawal of all parking permit privileges for life and prosecution for any breaches of the relevant legislation. Please call Assist on 9209 6777 if you witness permit misuse.

    Lack of enforcement

    Council regularly reviews its parking enforcement practices to keep up with the ever growing demand and changes in technology in order to provide the best possible service to our community. Council’s main focus is on the enforcement of safety related restrictions, such as No Stopping Any Time and Clearway Zones, residential streets and shopping strips. Introduction of new technology such as mobile cameras may be an option towards improving real time data reporting, and improving parking enforcement.

    Major events in Albert Park including the MSAC and the Athletics Stadium

    The City of Port Phillip attracts a substantial number of visitors who travel to the area for work, shopping and leisure activities. These competing car parking needs increase pressure on the limited on street parking supply in the area. Parking is managed by Council in a fair and transparent way to promote sustainable transport solutions and to optimise residents' access to homes. Recent occupancy studies show that all day ticket parking that exists within South Melbourne is underutilised. There is a mixture of parking restrictions surrounding the Market that caters for resident and customer car parking. Residential streets in the area that are within walking distance of the MSAC and the Athletics Stadium have resident car parking restrictions.

    Level of new developments

    The City of Port Phillip, being a sought after inner city municipality, is gradually increasing its population. Council, through various planning processes tries to encourage developers to provide adequate vehicle and bicycle parking on their premises in order to reduce on-street parking pressure. Residents of new developments are not entitled to apply for resident and visitor parking permits. This policy is applied in order to encourage new residents to rely on sustainable modes of transport or to use off-street parking spaces available within their buildings. 

    Improve bike parking provision and facilities

    Council works closely with local traders and community facilities to ensure that adequate bike parking is installed.  The objective of an integrated sustainable transport network is to encourage greater use of alternate transport methods and reduce overall reliance on cars. To register a request for more bicycle racks, please follow this linkhttp://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/street_furniture.htm

    Off street parking not used for its purpose

    One of the objectives of residents paying for car parking permits is to encourage the use of off- street parking.  Utilising off-street parking assists in reducing on-street parking pressure and enables those with no off-street parking to find spaces.

    Poor parking etiquette

    Marking of parking bays could alleviate this problem. However, because spaces must be line marked in accordance with standards, sometimes this could result in a loss of parking.  Where three small cars could park only two cars can park after line marking is installed. To see the process to request marking of on street parking places, please follow this link http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/line-marking-parking-spaces.htm

    No parking issues 

    Some respondents indicated they were not impacted by parking restrictions. These responses did not come from a specific geographical area and were adjacent to other respondents who encounter parking problems. Parking issues are dependent on availability of off street parking facilities and car ownership. Where residents have access to driveways and garages or do not own vehicles their perception of parking issues vary to those with no off-street parking.


  • Moray Parking Neighbourhood - Summary of results

    about 3 years ago

    Below is a summary of the results from the Moray Parking Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 693
    • Responses from: Residents 124, Business 11, Other 0
    • Response Rate: 20%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 1.4
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 55%

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Visitor permit misuse

    Council treats and investigates allegations of misuse of parking permits seriously. Misuse of parking permits may result in the withdrawal of all parking permit privileges for life and prosecution for any breaches of the relevant legislation.... Continue reading

    Below is a summary of the results from the Moray Parking Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 693
    • Responses from: Residents 124, Business 11, Other 0
    • Response Rate: 20%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 1.4
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 55%

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Visitor permit misuse

    Council treats and investigates allegations of misuse of parking permits seriously. Misuse of parking permits may result in the withdrawal of all parking permit privileges for life and prosecution for any breaches of the relevant legislation. Please call Assist on 9209 6777 if you witness permit misuse.

    Lack of enforcement

    Council regularly reviews its parking enforcement practices to keep up with the ever growing demand and changes in technology in order to provide the best possible service to our community. Council’s main focus is on the enforcement of safety related restrictions, such as No Stopping Any Time and Clearway Zones, residential streets and shopping strips. Introduction of new technology such as mobile cameras may be an option towards improving real time data reporting, and improving parking enforcement.

    Poor parking etiquette

    Marking of parking bays could alleviate this problem. However, because spaces must be line marked in accordance with standards, sometimes this could result in a loss of parking.  Where three small cars could park only two cars can park after line marking is installed. To see the process to request marking of on-street parking places, please follow this link http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/line-marking-parking-spaces.htm  

    Neighbours with multiple cars causing congestion

    Vehicle ownership in the City of Port Phillip keeps increasing. 81.6% of dwellings now own one or more vehicles (Census 2011). On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Eligible residents can purchase only up to three parking permits per residence. There is a greater demand for car parking permits than the supply of on-street car spaces. Council is working towards lessening the reliance on cars by promoting sustainable transport modes (walking, bike riding and public transport) and installing on-street car share bays.

    Off street parking not used for its purpose

    One of the objectives of residents paying for car parking permits is to encourage the use of off- street parking.  Utilising off-street parking assists in reducing on-street parking pressure and enables those with no off-street parking to find spaces.

    No parking issues 

    Some respondents indicated they were not impacted by parking restrictions. These responses did not come from a specific geographical area and were adjacent to other respondents who encounter parking problems. Parking issues are dependent on availability of off street parking facilities and car ownership. Where residents have access to driveways and garages or do not own vehicles their perception of parking issues vary to those with no off-street parking.



  • Crescent Parking Neighbourhood - Summary of results

    about 3 years ago

    Below is a summary of the results from the Crescent Parking Neighbourhood. 

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 481
    • Responses from: Residents 118, Business 11, Other 0
    • Response Rate: 27.4%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 1.7
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 35.9%

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Lack of all day parking options for businesses

    On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Over 88,000 people work in the municipality. City of Port is visited daily by large numbers of visitors and tourists. Demand... Continue reading

    Below is a summary of the results from the Crescent Parking Neighbourhood. 

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 481
    • Responses from: Residents 118, Business 11, Other 0
    • Response Rate: 27.4%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 1.7
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 35.9%

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Lack of all day parking options for businesses

    On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Over 88,000 people work in the municipality. City of Port is visited daily by large numbers of visitors and tourists. Demand for parking in the City significantly outstrips supply. Walking, bike riding and public transport are preferred (sustainable) transport modes in inner city municipalities. It is understood that not all people can use sustainable transport modes and that some need to drive. Recent occupancy studies show all day ticket parking is underutilised. Council, through various planning processes tries to encourage developers to provide adequate vehicle and bicycle parking on their premises in order to reduce on-street parking pressure.

    During business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking spaces to provide for customer car parking. The price mechanism and time restrictions support each other creating turnover critical for the success of business.

    Commuters use of all day parking

    Parking is managed by Council to promote sustainable transport solutions and to optimise residents' access to homes. Commuter and employee vehicles using on-street parking spaces impact on customer access to a variety of businesses. Therefore, during business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking resource to provide for customer car parking. The price mechanism and time restrictions support each other creating turnover critical for business success.

    Request to widen the use of parking permits

    Resident/Visitor Parking Permits are solely intended to assist residents and their visitors in parking within the vicinity of their home. They cannot be used to park when visiting shops, public areas or place of employment. Please see link to learn more about parking permits. http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/parking_permits.htm

    Vehicle ownership in the City of Port Phillip keeps increasing. 81.6% of dwellings now own one or more vehicles (Census 2011). On street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. There is greater demand for car parking permits than the supply of on street car spaces. A fee for parking permits was adopted by Council in October 2000 to reduce the number of parking permits in circulation. Council is working towards lessening the reliance on cars by promoting sustainable transport modes (walking, bike riding and public transport) and installing on-street car share bays. If you require more information on car share, please see http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/car_share.htm

    Lack of enforcement

    Council regularly reviews its parking enforcement practices to keep up with the ever growing demand and changes in technology in order to provide the best possible service to our community. Council’s main focus is on the enforcement of safety related restrictions, such as No Stopping Any Time and Clearway Zones, residential streets and shopping strips. Introduction of new technology such as mobile cameras may be an option towards improving real time data reporting, and improving parking enforcement.

    Major events in Albert Park including the MSAC and the Athletics Stadium

    The City of Port Phillip attracts a substantial number of visitors who travel to the area for work, shopping and leisure activities. These competing car parking needs increase pressure on the limited on street parking supply in the area. Parking is managed by Council in a fair and transparent way to promote sustainable transport solutions and to optimise residents' access to homes. Recent occupancy studies show that all day ticket parking that exists within South Melbourne is underutilised. There is a mixture of parking restrictions surrounding the Market that caters for resident and customer car parking. Residential streets in the area that are within walking distance of the MSAC and the Athletics Stadium have resident car parking restrictions.

    Neighbours with multiple cars causing congestion

    Vehicle ownership in the City of Port Phillip keeps increasing. 81.6% of dwellings now own one or more vehicles (Census 2011). On-street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. Eligible residents can purchase only up to three parking permits per residence. There is a greater demand for car parking permits than the supply of on-street car spaces. Council is working towards lessening the reliance on cars by promoting sustainable transport modes (walking, bike riding and public transport) and installing on-street car share bays.

    Type of residential vehicles including trailers parked on the street for extended periods

    Local Laws now prohibit parking of trailers on public land for extended periods of time (28 days). Resident/Visitor Parking Permits are solely intended to assist residents and their visitors in parking within the vicinity of their home. Eligible residents can purchase only up to three parking permits per residence.

    No parking issues 

    Some respondents indicated they were not impacted by parking restrictions. These responses did not come from a specific geographical area and were adjacent to other respondents who encounter parking problems. Parking issues are dependent on availability of off street parking facilities and car ownership. Where residents have access to driveways and garages or do not own vehicles their perception of parking issues vary to those with no off-street parking.


  • St Vincent Street Parking Neighbourhood - Summary of results

    about 3 years ago

    Below is a summary of feedback from the St Vincent Street Parking Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 1,774
    • Responses from your area  Resident: 425, Business 4, Other 5
    • Response Rate: 24.7%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 1.5
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 34.4%

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Lack of enforcement

    Council regularly reviews its parking enforcement practices to keep up with the ever growing demand and changes in technology in order to provide the best possible service to our community. Council’s main focus... Continue reading

    Below is a summary of feedback from the St Vincent Street Parking Neighbourhood.

    • Surveys distributed in your area: 1,774
    • Responses from your area  Resident: 425, Business 4, Other 5
    • Response Rate: 24.7%
    • Average No. cars parked on street per household/business: 1.5
    • Percentage with access to off street parking: 34.4%

    COMMENT

    RESPONSE

    Lack of enforcement

    Council regularly reviews its parking enforcement practices to keep up with the ever growing demand and changes in technology in order to provide the best possible service to our community. Council’s main focus is on the enforcement of safety related restrictions, such as No Stopping Any Time and Clearway Zones, residential streets and shopping strips. Introduction of new technology such as mobile cameras may be an option towards improving real time data reporting, and improving parking enforcement.

    Permit allowance and cost of parking permits

    Resident/Visitor Parking Permits are solely intended to assist residents and their visitors in parking within the vicinity of their home. They cannot be used to park when visiting shops, public areas or place of employment. Please see link to learn more about parking permits. http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/parking_permits.htm

    Vehicle ownership in the City of Port Phillip keeps increasing. 81.6% of dwellings now own one or more vehicles (Census 2011). On street parking is a limited resource within the municipality. There is greater demand for car parking permits than the supply of on street car spaces. A fee for parking permits was adopted by Council in October 2000 to reduce the number of parking permits in circulation. Council is working towards lessening the reliance on cars by promoting sustainable transport modes (walking, bike riding and public transport) and installing on-street car share bays. If you require more information on car share, please see http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/car_share.htm

    Off street parking not used for its purpose

    One of the objectives of residents paying for car parking permits is to encourage the use of off- street parking.  Utilising off-street parking assists in reducing on-street parking pressure and enables those with no off-street parking to find spaces.

    Poor parking etiquette

    Marking of parking bays could alleviate this problem. However, because spaces must be line marked in accordance with standards, sometimes this could result in a loss of parking.  Where three small cars could park only two cars can park after line marking is installed. To see the process to request marking of on-street parking places, please follow this link http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/line-marking-parking-spaces.htm

    Commuter use of all day parking

    Parking is managed by Council to promote sustainable transport solutions and to optimise residents' access to homes. Commuter and employee vehicles using on-street parking spaces impact on customer access to a variety of businesses. Therefore, during business hours of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, it is important to maintain a turnover of the limited parking resource to provide for customer car parking. The price mechanism and time restrictions support each other creating turnover critical for business success.

    Type of residential vehicles including trailers parked on the street for extended periods

    Local Laws now prohibit parking of trailers on public land for extended periods of time (28 days). Resident/Visitor Parking Permits are solely intended to assist residents and their visitors in parking within the vicinity of their home. Eligible residents can purchase only up to three parking permits per residence.

    Abandoned vehicles and extended parking durations

    Any abandoned vehicles can be reported to Assist on 9209 6777.

    South Melbourne Market and Major events in Albert Park including MSAC and the Athletics Stadium;

    The City of Port Phillip attracts a substantial number of visitors who travel to the area for work, shopping and leisure activities. These competing car parking needs increase pressure on the limited on street parking supply in the area. Parking is managed by Council in a fair and transparent way to promote sustainable transport solutions and to optimise residents' access to homes. Recent occupancy studies show that all day ticket parking that exists within South Melbourne is underutilised. There is a mixture of parking restrictions surrounding the Market that caters for resident and customer car parking. Residential streets in the area that are within walking distance of the MSAC and the Athletics Stadium have resident car parking restrictions.