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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 created a Parking Strategy to better manage Bayside’s parking resources and encourage more sustainable transport.

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

Council considered community feedback and adopted a new Parking Strategy for Bayside at its 27 June 2023 meeting.

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.

    24 November - 22 December 2022

    Read the results from this phase of consultation.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Parking Strategy adopted by Council

    Council will consider the proposed Parking Strategy for adoption at its 27 June 2023 meeting. Read the agenda. Read the minutes.

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