Parking Precinct Plans and Permit Parking Policy

Council has endorsed the Parking Precinct Plans and Permit Parking Policy. From 1 January 2020 Council’s Parking Permit Scheme for Echo Point will change.

What is changing?
There will now be two schemes – one for residents and one for businesses. Both schemes will limit permits to residents and business within the designated parking precinct.

That means all permits issued on the current scheme (issued before 2020) will no longer be valid from 1 January. There will be a short transition period, and the new scheme will be enforced from 1 April 2020.

The new schemes will balances resident, visitor, and business parking needs, and improve access to street parking for residents living within the parking precinct.

More information
Detailed information, including eligibility requirements, maps, FAQs and applications are available on Council’s Parking permit webpage.

Background
In May 2019, Blue Mountains City Council completed a period of consultation with the broader community on the Draft Parking Precinct Plans and the Draft Permit Parking Policy. Interested residents and businesses were encouraged to provide submissions for Council's consideration during this period.

Since this time, Council has updated the Draft Parking Precinct Plans for Echo Point and Blackheath Town Centre. A new Permit Parking Policy has also been drafted to support the introduction of the Parking Precinct Plans. The first one will be implemented at Echo Point. Parking Precinct Plans for Wentworth Falls Lookout and Conservation Hut are still to be finalised.

Parking Precinct Plans are an effective means of considering the balance between parking demand and supply and identifying relevant management measures to provide more equitable parking opportunities for both visitors and nearby residents. They also mitigate impacts on the natural environment as a result of the increased visitation, by shifting demand to sustainable forms of travel.

The focus is on improving the management of existing parking areas, including improving the turnover of vehicles which includes investigating options such as paid parking, electronic sensor parking and changes to time restrictions.

The adopted Parking Precinct Plans and Permit Parking Policy are available for download in the Document Library on the right-hand side of this page.

Submissions for this project are closed

Council has endorsed the Parking Precinct Plans and Permit Parking Policy. From 1 January 2020 Council’s Parking Permit Scheme for Echo Point will change.

What is changing?
There will now be two schemes – one for residents and one for businesses. Both schemes will limit permits to residents and business within the designated parking precinct.

That means all permits issued on the current scheme (issued before 2020) will no longer be valid from 1 January. There will be a short transition period, and the new scheme will be enforced from 1 April 2020.

The new schemes will balances resident, visitor, and business parking needs, and improve access to street parking for residents living within the parking precinct.

More information
Detailed information, including eligibility requirements, maps, FAQs and applications are available on Council’s Parking permit webpage.

Background
In May 2019, Blue Mountains City Council completed a period of consultation with the broader community on the Draft Parking Precinct Plans and the Draft Permit Parking Policy. Interested residents and businesses were encouraged to provide submissions for Council's consideration during this period.

Since this time, Council has updated the Draft Parking Precinct Plans for Echo Point and Blackheath Town Centre. A new Permit Parking Policy has also been drafted to support the introduction of the Parking Precinct Plans. The first one will be implemented at Echo Point. Parking Precinct Plans for Wentworth Falls Lookout and Conservation Hut are still to be finalised.

Parking Precinct Plans are an effective means of considering the balance between parking demand and supply and identifying relevant management measures to provide more equitable parking opportunities for both visitors and nearby residents. They also mitigate impacts on the natural environment as a result of the increased visitation, by shifting demand to sustainable forms of travel.

The focus is on improving the management of existing parking areas, including improving the turnover of vehicles which includes investigating options such as paid parking, electronic sensor parking and changes to time restrictions.

The adopted Parking Precinct Plans and Permit Parking Policy are available for download in the Document Library on the right-hand side of this page.

Submissions for this project are closed

Parking Precinct Plan and Permit Parking Policy - Submission Form

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