Fishermans Bend parking changes 2018


New Fishermans Bend parking controls to be evaluated

Port Phillip Council has modified its parking plan for the growing Fishermans Bend precinct following community feedback.

Council will be informing affected properties and stakeholders about its decision and timelines for the parking control changes.

Mayor Bernadene Voss said the effectiveness of the new parking controls, to apply from October, will be monitored for 12 months before an evaluation report is considered by Council. “We have listened to residents and traders who said they felt our plan put forward in March was too restrictive,” Cr Voss said.

“We believe this more staged approach reflects these concerns as well as achieving our aim of deterring CBD commuters from taking up parking spots required by local businesses and residents. There will be a full evaluation of the new controls to ensure they are working and we can make changes if we feel they are needed.”

Cr Voss said the controls are essential for Council to effectively respond to overall population growth and the development of the Fishermans Bend precinct.

The revised plan for four designated areas in Fishermans Bend and Port Melbourne (to apply from Mon-Fri between 8am-6pm) includes:

Area 1: 80 parking spaces with 4 hour unpaid timed parking controls distributed to meet the needs of businesses in this area; new all day paid parking of $1.90/hour and 2 hour timed parking controls at $1.90/hour in designated areas

Area 2: New timed parking controls with a mixture of 2,4 and 6 hour timed parking controls and uncontrolled all day parking.

Area 3: New 2 hour timed parking controls one side of residential streets and no parking controls on the other side

Area 4: No new parking controls.

Council wants to achieve 75-85 per cent occupancy of parking spaces across the increasingly popular precinct (now at 94 per cent) during the four hour peak period on weekdays, which equates to approximately

2-3 parking spaces in every 10 being available. Existing specialised parking controls in all areas, such as loading zones, accessible parking spaces and car share bays will be retained.

The evaluation report will be informed by data including three monthly surveys, an online survey and parking ticket machine data.

For more information about the new controls go to:

fishermans bend parking changes 2018

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