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Council seeks feedback on new parking management guidelines

Monday 24 Jul 2023
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The City of Marion is asking the community for their views on new draft parking management guidelines aimed at bringing consistency to the way complaints and requests for action are managed across Council.

Public consultation on the draft ‘Parking Management Guidelines’ will open on Monday, July 24, with submissions closing at 5 pm on Monday, August 14.

Head to Council’s consultation website Making Marion for details. Copies of the guidelines are available at Council’s Administration Building, Cove Civic Centre and Park Holme Library.

“Concerns about parking, including blocked driveways and streets blocked with cars, are frequently raised with me, Councillors and Council staff,” Mayor of Marion Kris Hanna said.

“Unfortunately, with more subdivisions under the State Government’s planning framework, complaints have escalated. Dealing with these issues now accounts for three-quarters of the workload of our transport team. They received more than 620 parking investigation requests last year.

“There are competing needs when it comes to street parking. We need to make sure that Council is consistent and fair while keeping to the Australian Road Rules. Just as importantly, published guidelines will help us to clearly explain the reasons behind parking decisions made by Council.

“If parking is important to you, please head to our Making Marion website to look at our draft guidelines and tell us what you think.”

The draft Parking Management Guidelines are designed to:

• Be transparent in how decisions are made by Council’s transport team

• Show a consistent approach across the City of Marion

• Provide guidance for staff, Council Members and the community on how to deal with an issue, the expectations on service levels and how to approach an issue which isn’t in line with the guidelines.

The guidelines outline a range of applications including restricted and unrestricted parking, timed parking, street access, criteria for parking infrastructure such as parking bays and education regarding road rules, signage, and driveway indicator markings.

A report on the community consultation will be tabled at a future General Council meeting.

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