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 Marrickville Town Centre 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 March 2013 and the final strategy was adopted by Council on 6 August 2013.
Council’s precinct parking strategies cover Lewisham, Sydenham, Newtown-Enmore, Tempe and now Marrickville Town Centre.
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.
At its meeting on 18 February 2014 Council approved a budget allocation for the Marrickville Town Centre strategy rollout.
Work has started and is expected to commence the installation of signs and parking changes from early July 2014. This strategy budget also includes money for further investigations, evaluation and ongoing management over the next five years.
Visit the Resident Parking Permits page to apply for a permit.
For more information, you can view the most frequently asked questions about residential 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:
Marrickville Town Centre Parking Strategy, 2012–13 – GTA report (large file, 16MB)