Area 19 (Crows Nest) - Parking Restriction Review Survey

Update 1 June 2021

The Traffic Committee at its 529 meeting dated 22 November 2019 considered the survey results of a community consultation for Resident Parking Area 19 – Crows Nest. The following recommendations were made to the Traffic Committee which were subsequently resolved to recommend changes to some of the parking restrictions

1. THAT Council adopt the attached parking restriction recommendations for Crows Nest Parking Area 19 (East).

2. THAT Council notify the residents before installing the parking restriction changes.

3. THAT the new parking restrictions be reviewed in three (3) months and again in six (6) months after the date of installation in Crows Nest Parking Area 19.

4. THAT Council installs the statutory 10m “No Stopping” restrictions adjacent to the new residential parking zone at the intersections that lack this restriction.

The detailed report to the Traffic Committee with the outcomes and list of changes can be accessed through the following link – Report to Traffic Committee 22/11/2019 

Council delayed implementation of these parking changes while restrictive COVID-19 public health orders were in place. As the public health orders are progressively relaxed and more people return to workplaces, Council recommenced implementation of the adopted parking changes and a notification was distributed to affected properties on 14 October 2020.

Therefore, the new signage is now due for review.


1. THAT the parking restrictions installed in Resident Parking Area 19 - Crows Nest in October 2020, remain.

Traffic committee unanimously resolved to recommend:

1. THAT the parking restrictions installed in Resident Parking Area 19 - Crows Nest in October 2020, remain.



  • 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 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: 

a.  You can download from the Document Library - Current Surveys

b.  Contact our Customer Services desk on 02 9936 8100. Provide your name and postal address and request that the “Residential Parking Survey for Area 19’ be mailed to your address.

c.  Alternatively, drop in to Council’s Customer Services desk at 200 Miller Street North Sydney and request a paper survey for Residential Parking Area 9.

Feedback closes midnight Sunday 6 October 2019.

For further information contact Council’s Traffic & Transport Operations Section on 9936 8100 or 

Privacy Statement: Any personal data captured in this submission will be stored by Council in accordance with its Privacy Statement, Privacy Management Plan, Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and the Privacy and Personal Information and Protection Act 1998. Personal information captured will be used only for participation in this project and will not be disclosed to any third party without your written consent.

Details of individual submissions may be made public in accordance with Part 3, Division 1, Clause 18(g) of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Personal information will only be made available by application in accordance with Part 2, Division 2 - Public interest considerations - of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.