Town overhauls its parking policy
mechanism to allow reasonable access for short visits without permits, longer-term parking in zones provided by permits for owners of single residences and residents’ permits only being valid in the precinct where it is issued.
Timed parking in the precincts will operate 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to noon on Saturday.
Councillors acknowledged that increasing development of residential units and commercial space throughout the Town, combined with the expansion of private schools faculties, Bethesda Hospital and aged-care facilities – along with more people parking in nearby streets to access Claremont train station – placed strain on on-street parking space.
Councillors in favour of adopting the plan immediately argued that flexibility in the system would allow changes to be made in the future if necessary.
In May 2016, council resolved to repeal the Town of Claremont’s Parking Local Law 2012 and adopt the updated Parking Local Law 2016.
Town staff argued that the application of a single two-hour parking regime throughout the zones would provide better use of limited staff resources to visit the zones and enforce.