This consultation has concluded. The feedback will be considered by Council at its meeting on 30 July 2013.

Extending paid parking for visitors along Beach Road. Your say Bayside!

Bayside has amazing beaches and foreshore that visitors and residents flock to throughout the year. At these beaches and on the foreshore, Council provides a variety of infrastructure, including: roads and footpaths, lights, buildings such as toilets and clubhouses, car parks, bins and showers.

In order to assist in meeting the costs of maintaining this infrastructure, which costs Council nearly $2Million per year, Council is investigating extending paid parking for visitors along Beach Road. Currently paid parking is limited to the beachside car parks.

Residents who hold Bayside Beach Parking Permits would continue to remain exempt.

Your say Bayside!

There are two ways main ways you can have your say on this important issue – add your thoughts and ideas to the discussions, complete the two quick polls and complete the short survey.

Discussion

If Council does introduce paid parking, what needs to be considered?

  • If Council does decide to introduce paid parking along Beach Road for visitors, what needs to be considered?  
  • Which locations would be best and why?  
  • Both sides of Beach Road or only one and why?  
  • What considerations should be made for the side streets off Beach Road?

Should Council consider introducing paid parking to assist in meeting the costs of maintaining foreshore infrastructure?

The cost of maintaining foreshore infrastructure and services is about $2 Million per year. Currently visitors pay to park in the foreshore car parks and Council is investigating extending this paid parking along Beach Road. Residents with a Bayside Beach Parking Permit would be exempt. 

  • Do you understand why Council is investigating this option?  
  • Do you think this is a good idea?  
  • Why or why not?