Area 12 (Crows Nest/Wollstonecraft) - Parking Restriction Review Survey

UPDATED 3 June 2021:

In April 2021, a review of the parking restriction changes in resident parking area 12 was conducted six months after the restriction changes were implemented in October 2021, and reported to the Traffic Committee on 30 April 2021. At its meeting on 24 May 2021, Council resolved to recommend:

1. THAT the parking restrictions installed in Resident Parking Area 12 - Wollstonecraft and Waverton in October 2020, remain.

View the Traffic Committee report and minutes here.

Note: parking changes will retain existing ‘resident parking permit holders excepted - Area 12’

North Sydney Council has recently reviewed the existing parking restrictions in the Crows Nest/Wollstonecraft Residential Parking Area 12 on Bruce Street, Sinclair Street, Shirley Road, Gillies Street, Morton Street, Hazelbank Road, Rocklands Road and Crows Nest Road

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. For example, residents in North Sydney have reported significant improvement in finding parking due to improved turnover, after parking meters were installed in Edward Street and Lord Street last year. 

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 12’ 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 12.

Feedback closed midnight Sunday 22 September 2019.

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

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CLOSED: This survey has concluded.