Featured artist: Shannon Crees


Featured artist: Shannon Crees


Managing parking in the Newtown-Enmore area

A change for the better

Over the next few months you'll experience improvements to public parking in the area. This is due to the staged rollout of Council’s Newtown-Enmore Parking Strategy, which will:

  • deliver a better balance of parking space for residents, businesses, shoppers, commuters and others;
  • maximise the parking space already in place and deliver new appropriate space; and
  • manage changing parking needs over the next five years.

How was the Newtown-Enmore Parking Strategy developed?

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 7,100 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 September/October 2013 and the final strategy was adopted by Council on 4 March 2014.

What are the main features of the strategy?

  • Protection of resident parking through changes to the M3 permit parking areas including an increase in the streets with permit parking
  • A laneway parking plan to improve access to properties and improve safety in passing in the laneways
  • Implementation of a ticket parking scheme on King Street and Enmore Road in the evening, to improve parking turnover and availability – includes 30 minute free parking for users.
  • Additional dedicated car-share spaces
  • Additional accessible parking spaces
  • Installation of a taxi rank near Enmore Theatre in the evening
  • Additional enforcement to manage parking in the area

Maps of properties eligible for a parking permit

Promoting sustainable transport in our precinct parking strategies

Council's precinct parking strategies cover Marrickville Town Centre, Lewisham, Sydenham, Tempe and now Newtown-Enmore.

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.

Who can apply for a resident parking permit?

Properties eligible for a resident parking permit – subject to conditions – are marked on the maps above (coming soon). 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.

What happens next?

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.

Apply for a parking permit

Visit the Resident Parking Permits page to apply for a permit.

For more information, view the most frequently asked questions about residential parking permits.

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