Due to our proximity to the Perth CBD, there is a strong demand for parking in the City of South Perth. The City aims to provide and maintain adequate parking infrastructure and transport options to meet the current and future needs of our community.
In 2015, the City of South Perth commissioned Luxmoore Parking and Safety Consultants to develop a City-wide Parking Strategy to provide a long-term plan for the provision and management of parking within the City.
Main Roads, the Department of Transport, the community, businesses and relevant stakeholders were engaged to provide feedback to inform the strategy which was endorsed by Council in May 2016.
The strategy outlines a detailed parking framework for the next 15 years to assist in achieving the City’s goals in relation to travel demand management and sustainable transport, to ensure the existing road network amenity is maintained and improved.
Additionally, it details 22 recommendations for review and implementation, identifying a comprehensive action plan to assist in the development of Parking Management Plans for 14 Parking Control Areas (PCA) within the City.
One of the Strategy’s key recommendations is the formation of Parking Working Groups to assist in the effective delivery of the Strategy and Parking Management Plans. It also recommends the adoption of a ‘demand management’ approach whereby parking facilities can be proactively managed and used more effectively.
Parking Management Plan for the South Perth Station Precinct
The City of South Perth and CARDNO Consulting are developing a Parking Management Plan for Parking Control Area One - South Perth Station Precinct.
The City has formed a working party with local residents who will work with local business owners and City staff to assist with the development of the Plan by providing feedback at a series of meetings to be held in late 2016.
The Parking Management Plan for the South Perth Station Precinct will draw upon the key findings of the recently completed City-wide Parking Strategy and will include the following major components;
- Parking Management Action Plan: Identify changes to the existing parking management that would improve efficiency. Provide a time based plan for implementing desired changes to the parking system
- Parking Demand Forecast: Identify the future requirements for parking in the precinct
- Policy Review: Propose policy measures that will ensure that the key principles of the Parking Strategy are advanced
- Public Parking Provision Review: Identify opportunities for future public car parking if required.
Integrated Transport Plan
The Parking Strategy and City plans, strategies and policies will also assist with the development of a City-wide Integrated Transport Plan. Further stakeholder engagement will be sought for this process with dates to be confirmed.