Why are parking restrictions in place?

In some parts of Glen Eira, it can be challenging to find an on-street parking space, particularly around train stations, shopping centres, schools and other significant activity generators.

If you are a resident, you may find it difficult for you or your visitors to park close to your home.

If you are a trader, you may find there is limited availability of parking for your staff and customers.

Such concerns are investigated by our Transport Planning Department to see whether new or different parking restrictions are necessary.

In a residential street, parking restrictions are generally considered necessary when on-street parking is not available within a reasonable distance of your home. In such cases, a short-term parking restriction is typically installed along one side of the street (eg. two hour parking). Eligible residents and their visitors can overstay the restriction with a permit but others must obey the time limit.

Sometimes residents request the installation of parking restrictions on both sides of their street. This rarely occurs as adequate on-street parking is typically provided following the implementation of restrictions on one side of the street. We also aim to provide a fair and equitable balance of parking for all users, including residents; visitors; employees; commuters; and others.

In our commercial centres it is necessary to provide a mix of parking restrictions to suit the overall needs of the centre. This typically involves various short-term parking restrictions (eg. 15 minute parking, one hour parking and two hour parking) to ensure parking spaces are turned over on a regular basis. This means customers can obtain a parking space more easily.

It is important to note that parking restrictions are in most cases only installed or changed following a consultation process with affected property occupants. A significant level of support must be gained before any changes occur.