Draft Parking Management Plan


UPDATE

The public consultation period for the Draft Parking Management Plan finished on 5 May 2017.

Thankyou very much for your interest in the Draft Plans. Council will now consider your thoughts and ideas to finalise the Sunshine Coast draft Parking Management Plan and associated Local Area Parking Plans.

Please check this website for further information on progress or contact council on 5475 7272.

In line with Sunshine Coast Council’s vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative, council has developed a Draft Parking Management Plan and Draft Local Area Parking Plans to proactively manage parking, while recognising the demands of population, business and tourism growth.

Council understands there is already a well-established approach to managing parking, from an unregulated arrangement to a highly regulated environment. The draft plans aim to provide fair and equitable access to parking for all, without creating a costly oversupply. Council is proposing an 85% parking space occupancy (or 1 in 6 spaces being vacant) as the trigger to investigate whether any change in management approach is required.

Parking proximity and duration of stay are key factors motivating commuters when searching for the most convenient car park space. The draft plans propose that centres will have short term on-street parking for the high demand parking spaces and parking time durations will increase with distance from the core of a centre. This approach encourages frequent turnover as convenient and nearby spaces are located at the core of a centre, maximising use and availability for all. Draft Local Area Parking Plans have also been identified for selected centres and areas where there are complex parking behaviours and interactions or high parking pressures due to demand. Moderating parking demand based on travel demand management techniques is central to council’s approach to managing parking.


UPDATE

The public consultation period for the Draft Parking Management Plan finished on 5 May 2017.

Thankyou very much for your interest in the Draft Plans. Council will now consider your thoughts and ideas to finalise the Sunshine Coast draft Parking Management Plan and associated Local Area Parking Plans.

Please check this website for further information on progress or contact council on 5475 7272.

In line with Sunshine Coast Council’s vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative, council has developed a Draft Parking Management Plan and Draft Local Area Parking Plans to proactively manage parking, while recognising the demands of population, business and tourism growth.

Council understands there is already a well-established approach to managing parking, from an unregulated arrangement to a highly regulated environment. The draft plans aim to provide fair and equitable access to parking for all, without creating a costly oversupply. Council is proposing an 85% parking space occupancy (or 1 in 6 spaces being vacant) as the trigger to investigate whether any change in management approach is required.

Parking proximity and duration of stay are key factors motivating commuters when searching for the most convenient car park space. The draft plans propose that centres will have short term on-street parking for the high demand parking spaces and parking time durations will increase with distance from the core of a centre. This approach encourages frequent turnover as convenient and nearby spaces are located at the core of a centre, maximising use and availability for all. Draft Local Area Parking Plans have also been identified for selected centres and areas where there are complex parking behaviours and interactions or high parking pressures due to demand. Moderating parking demand based on travel demand management techniques is central to council’s approach to managing parking.