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
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
Frequently asked questions
Bayside’s Integrated Transport Strategy 2018-2028 outlines our plan to ensure a well-connected, safe, accessible, and convenient transport system.
This is supported by a range of other strategies including the Climate Emergency Action Plan 2020-2025, Bayside Walking Strategy, Bicycle Action Plan 2019-26, and the Public Transport Advocacy Statement.
Ways to have your say
- Online using the survey on this page
- Email or phone using the contact details listed above
- In person to the Corporate Centre at 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham
- Post to Bayside City Council, PO Box 27 Sandringham 3091
- Anonymously using any of the above methods
Consultation closed on 22 December 2022.