“The introduction of temporary permit parking schemes must be investigated in the areas around the Metro station sites during construction, and I am calling on the NSW Government to partner with Council on this issue,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.
“The potential impact to on-street parking around the three Metro stations that are to be constructed in our area is extremely concerning. Parking is already in high demand in the areas around these sites and our local businesses and residents need this permit scheme so they can continue to do business and get around our area.
“I have already advocated for exploring the creation of additional off-street parking on Council owned land in Five Dock, and believe there is more to be done to support our community’s access to our town centres during Metro construction.”
The NSW Government has not proposed any general construction worker parking in areas surrounding the station sites.
“The measures outlined to date by Metro West, such as encouraging workers to use public transport, appear grossly inadequate in protecting our community from the increased parking demand,” Mayor Tsirekas said.
“I am pleased to share that a report will be prepared for Council’s consideration outlining the operation and the merits of a temporary permit scheme.
“This scheme will not be possible without funding and partnership with key government departments, therefore I am calling on support from the Minister of Transport and Roads and Shadow Minister for Transport and Roads requesting a meeting to discuss the issues surrounding car parking around Metro station sites and the potential for investment to support detailed investigations and implementation of the permit scheme.”