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Parking policy

Council has a Policy to manage parking across the City. The Policy aims to provide a balanced response to the challenge of meeting the needs of car owners/drivers while striving to make sure our public spaces are people-friendly.

Why is a Parking Policy needed?

Glen Eira, like all of inner-Melbourne, is continuing to grow in terms of people, homes and jobs. A Parking Policy has been developed to respond to challenges from a growing community with more cars on the road. It aims to effectively manage public space given to parking and to fairly prioritise parking for residents who need it, including seniors, people with prams, and people with a disability.

The Policy sits alongside Council’s work to look at where additional parking can be added to ensure that community needs are supported.

How was the Policy developed?

A draft Parking Policy was developed in 2019 and released for community feedback between September and November. Read more by downloading the Engagement Report.

What does the Policy do and say?

The Policy sets out a strategic framework for managing parking across locations.

To determine parking requirements, the Policy considers the parking needs of drivers, including the level of availability of public transport, planning zones and the presence of key destinations: community landmarks such as our schools, or local hospitals that attract car parking demand.

The Policy aims to protect on-street parking for residents, and to offer support for residents who would like to travel by public transport.

Important aspects of the Policy include:

  • Marked parking spaces for people with prams and seniors in public parking areas
  • Additional disability parking spaces in public parking areas
  • Group, carer, visiting tradesperson, community volunteer and unique circumstances permits
  • A public transport incentive scheme
  • Flexible residential parking permits able to be transferred between household vehicles
  • Eligibility for two residential parking permits per household in eligible areas (households with no off-street parking, or in the south east area of the municipality where parking restrictions apply are eligible for an additional permit)
  • Single use visitor permits
  • A permit fee for a household’s second permit, with concession and pensioner discount
  • Applicability of residential parking permits to both a street and the nearest intersecting street
  • Neighbourhood parking plans which will invite feedback from residents in a local area
  • Activity centre and corridor parking plans which will be subject to consultation
  • Provision for the installation of public charging stations for electric vehicles

When will the Parking Policy be implemented?

The Parking Policy was endorsed by Council on 17 March 2020, and it will be implemented in stages.

The key dates are outlined below

CHANGE DATE
Changes to the number of residential and visitor permits for existing permit holders 1 July 2022
Implementation of changed number of residential and visitor permits for new applicants 1 July 2020
Permit fees 1 July 2022
Public transport incentive scheme 1 July 2022
Carers permit and special case compassionate permit for new applicants 1 July 2020
Carers permit and special case compassionate permit for existing permit holders 1 July 2022
Development of a Neighbourhood Parking Implementation Plan to inform the rollout of Neighbourhood Parking Plans. The Plan will identify neighbourhood boundaries and provide a date for each neighbourhood parking review. Within 12 months from March 2020

How can I find out more?

Click the links below for more information on key aspects of the Parking Policy.