Over the next few weeks you’ll experience improvements to public parking in the area. This is due to the staged rollout of Council's Lewisham Parking Strategy, which will:
Council asked residents, business owners, shoppers and commuters about their current and future parking needs. We engaged with car and commercial vehicle drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists, car share organisations and others by gathering feedback from 4,700 households and running a community workshop.
You told us that competition for parking space in the area has increased significantly over the last few years and that demand will continue to rise.
Your feedback was added to a study of parking occupancy and length of stay data and a draft strategy was created. This was placed on Public Exhibition in July/August 2013 and the final strategy was adopted by Council on 4 February 2014.
Council’s precinct parking strategies cover Marrickville Town Centre, Sydenham, Newtown-Enmore, Tempe and now Lewisham.
All the strategies are in line with Council's objective of promoting sustainable transport. This aim is embedded in a number of Council's key plans, including the Strategic Plan, and the Integrated Transport Strategy.
The sustainable transport approach moves away from trying to meet peak parking demand by building new car parks. Instead it supports better parking turnover and prioritises the appropriate vehicles for the appropriate parking spaces. It also promotes the use of public transport, cycling and car-share schemes.
Properties eligible for a resident parking permit (subject to conditions) are marked orange on the maps above. These properties may be adjacent to a permit parking area, or the permit parking area may be on the opposite end or opposite side of the street. Existing permit holders should renew their permits in the normal fashion prior to the expiry date indicated.
Implementation of the parking strategy will begin soon. Planning for the changes is underway and is expected to commence the installation of signs and parking changes late 2014.
Visit the Resident Parking Permits page to apply for a permit.
For more information, view the most frequently asked questions about parking permits.
If you would like to speak with a Council officer about the new parking scheme – including permit fees and conditions of eligibility – you can contact: