The City of Bayswater will develop a car parking management regime to prepare for the impact on bays from the Bayswater train station upgrade.
THE City of Bayswater will develop a car parking management plan for the Bayswater town centre to ensure that there are enough bays during and after the train station redevelopment.
The station will become a major transport hub with the Forrestfield-Airport Link and the Morley-Ellenbrook line.
Early investigations have identified upgrades including the relocation of platforms closer to Whatley Crescent on to the rail bridge, longer platforms, building a new and higher bridge and more rail infrastructure between Bayswater and Meltham stations.
Construction is planned to start in 2019.
The council voted 6-2 in favour of Cr Lorna Clarke’s motion to develop a management regime in consultation with businesses, landowners, residents, the State Government and Metronet at the August 28 council meeting.
Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish and Cr Catherine Ehrhardt voted against it.
Officers said the City’s 2018-19 budget did not include funds to develop a parking regime and it could cost about $37,000 to engage consultants to conduct parking surveys.
However, there was some capacity to do the regime in-house but would likely result in the reprioritisation of projects.
Cr Clarke said the council needed to start planning for the “disruption” of parking.
“I am a firm believer that we shouldn’t just wait for the problem to hit us and we should proactively manage it as we know it is going to be a problem,” she said.