Area 19 (Crows Nest) - Parking Restriction Review Survey
- Parking changes will retain existing ‘resident parking permit holders excepted - Area 19’, if the existing restriction has ‘resident parking permit holders excepted - Area 19’ wording on the signs.
- Loading zones, Taxi Zones, Bus zones, Car Share Spaces, 5 minute parking restrictions and Motor Bike spaces are excluded from this survey and will remain unchanged.
North Sydney Council is undertaking a review of the existing parking restrictions in the Crows Nest area - Parking Area 19 which includes Alexander Lane, Alexander Street, Atchison Street, Bernard Lane, Brook Street, Burlington Street, Chandos Lane, Chandos Street, Devonshire Street, Donnelly Road, Edwin Street, Ernest Street, Holtermann Street, Huntington Street, Jenkins Lane, Macarthur Avenue, Matthew Lane, Matthew Street, Metcalfe Street, Miller Street, Rodborough Street, Rosalind Street, Sophia Street, Thomas Lane, Trafalgar Street, West Street and Wheatleigh Street. See map in Document Library - Current Surveys with highlighted roads indicating the area being reviewed.It is Council’s understanding that residents and their visitors are experiencing difficulties in obtaining parking close to their property due to increased demand, particularly from commuters and visitors to the area.
Since Council is unable to increase the supply of on-street parking, introducing a number of parking strategies will provide a more equitable way to manage parking and give residents and their visitors fair access to the resource. In addition, the proposal is to rationalise the parking restriction variations to simplify the time limits.
Parking demand can be reduced in two ways: with time restrictions or through cost disincentives (paid parking).
The most effective way to manage commuter parking in high demand areas and enable improved parking opportunities for residents is to: extend parking restrictions, introduce paid parking, and make these areas resident exempt. Combined with enforcement, this ensures that there is a turnover of vehicles and thus improves the likelihood of finding a vacant parking space.
Please note however, under Council’s Resident Parking Policy there is a cost in obtaining a permit, and some residents may not be eligible for a permit.
Information on Council’s Resident Parking Permit Policy, including eligibility and fees, can be found on Council’s website https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Council_Meetings/Forms/Parking or contact Customer Service on 9936 8100.
Council is conducting a survey to determine whether there is support to retain existing restrictions or introduce additional metered and/or timed parking restrictions. The survey is not a voting form as such but will assist in determining support for the parking restrictions proposed for your street.
If you’d prefer to fill out a paper survey:
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