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Providing car parking to meet the demands of all road users is one of Council’s biggest challenges. That’s why we’ve drafted a Parking Strategy to better manage Bayside’s parking resources and encourage more sustainable transport.

The draft Strategy sets out how we’ll prioritise different users’ needs at locations such as shopping precincts, the foreshore, and residential neighbourhoods.

An initial phase of community consultation was completed in March 2022 to understand community priorities and identify potential solutions. This community feedback was used to inform the development of Bayside’s draft Parking Strategy. Now, we’d like to ensure we’ve got it right.

Feedback on the draft Parking Strategy closed on 22 December 2022. Community feedback and the proposed Parking Strategy are expected to be considered at a Council Meeting in early 2023.

  • Tell us what you think

    Feedback on the draft Parking Strategy closed on 22 December 2022.

    Council is expected to consider community feedback and the proposed Parking Strategy at a Council Meeting in early 2023.

  • Read the draft Parking Strategy

    Read the draft Parking Strategy we have developed and then give us your feedback via the online survey.

    An accessible word document version of the draft Strategy is available in the document library at the bottom of this page.

    Read the draft Strategy 
  • Read FAQs

    Read frequently asked questions about the draft Parking Strategy.

    Read frequently asked questions 

As our population grows, so does the number of vehicles using our roads and streets. This creates traffic and parking pressures which we know are a top concern for many residents.

Providing more parking availability is important, but it can drive even more parking demand and traffic congestion by encouraging car ownership.

Already, the demand for on-street parking often outweighs supply, particularly in shopping precincts, at the foreshore, and around schools . Simply put, there is not enough room on busy streets to provide everyone with a parking space.

But we can change how we manage parking and move around Bayside.

Historically, our cities were designed to prioritise cars. Now, we need to provide equitable access to parking for those who need it most and help make walking, cycling and the use of public transport easier.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Understand community parking needs and concerns

    Community engagement 17 February – 16 March 2022

    Read the results of this phase of engagement.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Development of draft Parking Strategy

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Community consultation on the draft Parking Strategy

    Feedback from the community will be used to revise the draft Parking Strategy.

    Expected 24 November - 22 December 2022

    Please select the +Subscribe button at the top of the page to receive notification when consultation opens.

  • Timeline item 4 - active

    Parking Strategy adopted by Council

    Council is expected to consider the proposed Parking Strategy for adoption in early 2023.

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