On-Street Parking in the Sydney Local Government Area

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


Moved by Councillor Phelps, seconded by Councillor Forster –

It is resolved that Council:

(A)        note the community's growing concern about on-street parking within the City of Sydney Local Government Area. This has stemmed from factors such as:

(i)          increasing population density, limiting the provision of parking in new developments, and inadequate public transport;

(ii)         the increased number of designated car-share spots;

(iii)        the disruption related to construction; and

(iv)       increased tourism to the Sydney area, according to Destination NSW, Sydney received nearly 11.1 million domestic overnight visitors (up by 11.5 per cent);

(B)        note that while it is important to encourage alternative means of transportation including cycling, public transport and walking, there are many residents within the Local Government Area reliant upon their motor vehicles and on-street parking for accessibility or employment;

(C)       note that residents and visitors alike are struggling to find parking amongst the limited available on-street spots, which in many areas is the only option for parking;

(D)       note that occupants of residential flat buildings and boarding houses approved on or after 12 May 2014 are not eligible for resident, visitor or business parking permits, increasing demand for other limited on-street parking; and

(E)        call a moratorium on further reductions in on-street parking in the City of Sydney Local Government Area.

The motion was lost on the following show of hands –

Ayes (4)          Councillors Chung, Forster, Phelps and Vithoulkas

Noes (6)          The Lord Mayor, Councillors Kok, Miller, Scott, Scully and Thalis.

Motion lost.

Report author: Rebekah Celestin

Publication date: 24/06/2019

Date of decision: 24/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 24/06/2019 - Council

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