Citywide Parking Scheme - Phase 1 Community Consultation
Over the past three years the Blue Mountains has experienced four natural disasters which have left a damage bill of more than $400 million. This includes damage to almost one-third of our road network and 66 landslides.
Ageing infrastructure in the Blue Mountains was not built to withstand the effects of climate change and so we do need to build it back better, so that it can withstand future natural disasters.
Council has made significant improvements to its financial situation over the past 10 years but given the challenges going forward, we need to find ways to provide other income streams for the City without burdening our ratepayers.
A Citywide Parking Scheme, where visitors to the City pay to park, would help generate the income we need. It would also help fund the critically-required renewal of services, facilities and infrastructure including repair of the road network in the Blue Mountains.
Visitor Paid Parking Schemes are very common. Currently, 45 suburbs in Sydney have Citywide Parking Schemes.
Residents, or people that run businesses or work in the Blue Mountains, would not have to pay for parking. Only visitors would pay to park in these spaces.
You can get more information by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.
The first phase of consultation closed on 21 November 2022. The results will be reported to the Council in February 2023.