15 Minute Free Parking

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


Moved by Councillor Thalis, seconded by Councillor Miller –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          in October 2012, Council unanimously resolved that the CEO investigate the feasibility of 15 minute free parking tickets in the local government area;

(ii)         in response, the Draft Neighbourhood Parking Policy proposed a one-year trial of 15 minute free ticket parking in local village retail streets;

(iii)        given the high level of support, in November 2013, Council resolved to introduce a one-year trial of 15 minute free ticket parking along retail high streets;

(iv)       Council unanimously endorsed this trial in June 2016 and asked staff to investigate its expansion to other streets;

(v)         the trial of 15 Minute Free Parking in key retail streets was considered as part of the update of the Neighbourhood Parking Policy in 2017/18;

(vi)       the current Policy states "the trial of 15 minute free parking will be continued in ticketed areas on key retail streets"; and

(vii)      15 minute free parking is supported by businesses and visitors;

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to investigate:

(i)          opportunities for 15 minute free parking in local retail or special need streets (for example, near retail stores, cafes, educational institutions, medical facilities and performance venues); and

(ii)         the potential for 15 minute free parking that aligns with the draft planning controls for late-night trading.

Carried unanimously.


Report author: Rebekah Celestin

Publication date: 11/02/2019

Date of decision: 11/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Council

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