The Newington community has told us of their frustrations around on-street parking.
In March 2019, City of Parramatta asked for your feedback on two proposals that aim to discourage motorists from parking in Newington while attending events at Sydney Olympic Park.
By installing either a Resident and Visitor Parking Scheme (RVPS) or a Special Event Parking Scheme (SEPS) in the area identified on the map (see Frequently asked questions below), Council intends to increase on-street parking for residents and their visitors.
Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback. A majority of you supported the introduction of timed parking restrictions to limit parking associated with events at Sydney Olympic Park, and supported the introduction of annual parking permits for residents to provide exemption to parking restrictions.
For those who supported annual parking permits for residents, a majority preferred the Resident and Visitor Parking Scheme (RVPS). For more information about the proposed parking schemes, please refer to the 'Frequently asked questions' section below.
Based on your feedback, the area proposed for where the parking scheme would apply was adjusted to exclude the areas west of Newington Road, north of Newington Public School and north of Avenue of Oceania.
Further community consulation will be undertaken with residents in the coming months.
Click below to find out what else we heard:
OPTION 1 – Newington Resident and Visitor Parking Scheme (RVPS)
Within the identified area (see map), parking limits of one or two hours would be introduced and appropriate signage would be installed.
Vehicles displaying a valid Resident and Visitor Parking Permit would be exempt.
Fines of up to $112 for breaching residential parking restrictions would apply.
This scheme would align with the City of Parramatta’s approach to resident parking in other parts of the Parramatta Council area.
Council would issue a maximum of three parking permits to each household within the Resident Parking Permit Scheme area (two permits for residents and one visitor permit).
Annual permits would cost $14.70 each (according to the Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2018/19 though this may increase in the future).
Further community consultation would shape parking restrictions including the times and days of the week where parking limits would apply and the areas which would offer unrestricted parking.
OPTION 2 - A Special Event Parking Scheme (SEPS)
City of Parramatta would introduce parking limits of one or two hours during nominated events and appropriate signage would be installed.
The restriction would apply to all on-street parking within the SEPS area (see map).
Vehicles displaying valid Special Event Parking Permit would be exempt.
Fines of up to $263 for breaching Special Event Parking would apply.
It is envisaged that Special Event Parking Permits would be managed similarly to Resident Parking Permits and that annual fees would apply ($14.70 each, according to the Schedule of Fees and Charges for 2018/19, though this may change in the future).
The map below identifies the area originally proposed for where the parking scheme should be implemented. Following community consultation, that area was adjusted to exclude the areas west of Newington Road, north of Newington Public School and north of Avenue of Oceania.
If you have accessibility concerns, please contact the National Relay Service at relayservice.gov.au and provide them with the City of Parramatta Council contact number: 9806 5050.
For more information on the proposed parking permit schemes, please contact Council’s Traffic and Transport team on 9806 5050.
Last updated 19 August 2019
Council approved investigation and consultation of a parking scheme
Consultation commences (25 Feb)
Feedback period (ends 9am Thursday 21 March)
Review feedback and provide recommendations to Council
Recommendations for RVPS submitted to Council
11 June: Recommendations endorsed by Council
Aug-Sep: Anticipated further community consultation with residents in affected zone
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