Future of parking in Lake Mac on exhibition
Date posted: 12 October 2017
Council’s draft Parking Strategy is now on exhibition. If you live in, work in or visit our City, we invite you to give feedback on the Strategy and its recommendations and action plan.
Council’s Manager Integrated Planning, Sharon Pope, said car parking is a critical element of our transport system and the Parking Strategy provides a long-term strategic plan for the management of parking and transportation across our nine town centres. “People are more likely to visit our town centres if they know they can get a parking space, footpaths are provided and are well maintained, and there are regular bus services,” said Ms Pope.
“The Strategy aims to maximise the use of our existing parking spaces with a few small changes initially, like line marking and better enforcement of short-stay parking spaces and in the future, use of sensors to let people know where vacant spaces are.
“The Strategy and parking management tools were developed in response to community feedback and best practice research. With more than 1400 comments, the community provided great insight into parking issues and improvements in the City.” The draft Strategy provides a wide range of tools to manage parking in Lake Mac.
The tools will be used in a variety of combinations to tackle the specific parking challenges in each of our town centres.
Some of the tools include:
line marking of on-street parking spaces;
- time restrictions;
- increased walking and cycling infrastructure;
- the use of smart parking technology;
- demand-based paid parking; and
- additional parking enforcement resources.
Tell us what you think of our draft Parking Strategy or find out more information at shape.lakemac.com.au/lake-mac-parking. Are we on the right track?
The draft Parking Strategy will be on public exhibition until Thursday 30 November 2017. A copy of the strategy is available at Lake Mac Libraries branches and Council’s Customer Service Centre.
Page last updated: 12 October 2017