A fairer way to manage parking

Council is reviewing its Parking Management Policy (PMP) that was endorsed by Council on the 19th of February 2020 and implemented from 1 July 2021.

Council is committed to making it easy for our community to move around and connect with people and places as our city grows.

The PMP has been implemented across the city for one year and Council is now asking the community for input into the desktop review of the policy.

Community feedback will:

  • help guide our priorities
  • assist us in providing fairer and more reliable access to parking
  • assist us in providing parking at all locations
  • assist us in providing parking at different times.

Over the past 12 months, we have received feedback and suggestions from the community to improve the PMP that will be included as a part of this review.

The PMP provides a foundation for the management of on-street and Council-managed off-street car spaces and parking permits.

The key objectives of the Policy are to:

  • Address the city’s existing and future growth and transport challenges.
  • Provide fairer and more reliable access to parking in all locations and at all times.

The following changes to the way we manage parking have been implemented since 1 July 2021:

  • Introduce residential parking permit areas rather than the previous surrounding streets model, to create fairer and more flexible places for residents to park near their homes.
  • The number of permits for new applicants has been reduced due to significantly more parking permits issued than there are available spaces.
  • The permitted number of parking permits is reduced if the eligible property has a driveway or street access via a crossover.

More information

  • See frequently asked questions on the right-hand side of this page.
  • See our policy documents and fact sheets below.
  • See community feedback from the Policy development in 2019 below.

How to have your say on the review.