Exploring options for better parking management

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For the past two years, we have been exploring all available options to better manage parking around our beaches and town centres, and across the Peninsula more generally.

Among the range of options being considered to improve the parking experience is paid parking. We will shortly begin an information gathering process by calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to get a better understanding of the available parking management options.

The EOI will seek submissions from parking management service providers that will give us a detailed understanding of the technology and services available and the factors that need to be considered, such as a resident parking permit scheme, paid parking and smart parking technology.

We will then seek community input on the options available and develop key principles designed to improve the experience of parking for everyone who lives, works and plays on the Peninsula.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Anthony Marsh

“Over the past 20 years, the Shire has taken a minimalist approach to parking management. With high visitor numbers and a growing population, we can no longer do that.”

“In many locations across the Peninsula parking is in high demand throughout the year. This sustained pressure on our parking infrastructure has a negative impact on local businesses, as well as causing stress for local residents.”

“We are looking at all available options to better manage parking and improve the parking experience for everyone. An EOI is an efficient way of gathering information. It does not mean Council has decided to introduce paid parking and there is no intention to introduce paid parking for residents.”

“No decision will be made until after we’ve consulted with our community and considered all the options available to improve the parking experience across the Peninsula.”

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