Melvista parking feedback sought
THE City of Nedlands is asking residents for their feedback on proposed changes to parking arrangements in the Melvista Park precinct.
The area, bounded by Broadway, Edward, Webster and Bruce streets and the Esplanade, extends about 800m from UWA.
A survey was held by the City to determine parking trends with onstreet parking and council verges, identifying areas of high use in places with and without restrictions.
Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said review aimed to improve the area while ensuring the needs of residents, visitors and businesses continued to be met.
“The review area was chosen due to the proximity of UWA, multiple sporting clubs and businesses that place a large demand on parking in that location,” he said.
“The City continually receives queries regarding parking in and around the Melvista Park precinct so, as part of the review, we wanted to ensure the proposed amendments do not have flow-on effects across the area.
“Criteria used for considering changes to current parking restrictions are an occupancy rate of 85 per cent or higher – when that occurs, new restrictions may be imposed.”
Based on the evidence collected through the review, changes will be implemented in two phases.
The first would include community consultation and a review of feedback on the proposed changes before a report is prepared for the council.
The second phase would see the proposed parking changes applied and monitored over three months, then their impact reviewed and any adjustments recommended.
To view the proposals and provide feedback, visit www.yourvoicenedlands.wa.gov.au.
Residents have been invited to comment on parking plans.