A fairer way to manage parking

Our City is growing - increasing the need for fairer and more reliable access to parking. After extensive engagement with our residents, businesses, workers and visitors, Council has developed a new Parking Management Policy to:

  • address the City’s existing and future growth and transport challenges, and
  • ensure fairer and more reliable access to parking in all locations at all times.

Developing new policies for paid and time-controlled parking, and on-street permits is identified as a priority in the Council Plan 2017-27 and Council’s Move, Connect, Live: Integrated Transport Strategy 2018-28 (the Strategy). The Strategy includes a 10-year program of actions for Council, its external partners, and the community to work together to create a well-connected city for the future to make it easy for people to move around and get to places in a way that suits them as the city grows.

The new Parking Management Policy will act as a framework not only for parking permits but for overall management of Council’s 53,000 on-street and 4,000 Council-owned off-street car spaces.

The new Policy at a glance

In July and August 2019, we asked our residents, businesses, workers and visitors about their use of and thoughts about carparking in our City, as well as any suggestions they had for improving its availability and access.

To see how we used this feedback to create the new Parking Management Policy, download our fact sheets:

Frequently asked questions.

Find the answers to your questions about the Parking Management Policy.



Thank you to everyone who attended a workshop and/ or completed the Parking Management Policy survey. The results of this community engagement are available for download in the 'Feedback from our community' section of this page (below).

Council has incorporated this feedback into the Policy, which has now been formally endorsed.