Area 21 North Sydney/Crows Nest Area - Parking Restriction Review Survey

Feedback closed midnight Sunday 16 June 2019

In 2019 Council reviewed the parking restrictions in the North Sydney Parking Area 21 on Carlow Street; Tucker Street; Cassins Avenue and Cassins Lane.  As It was Council’s understanding that residents and their visitors were experiencing difficulties in obtaining parking close to their property due to increased demand. 

Subsequently, at its meeting of 26 August 2019, Council resolved that the new parking restrictions be reviewed six months after the date of installation in Parking Area 21. The new signs were installed on 11 October 2019. 

Based on feedback gathered over the last six months, Council reviewed the occupancy rates in Cassins Lane, Council is proposing that the existing three spaces of "Unrestricted Parking" on the western side of Cassins Lane, near the intersection of Carlow Street, be converted to "2P 8:30am-6pm Mon-Fri, Permit Holders Excepted Area 21" view further information here


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 have recently reported significant improvement in finding parking due to improved turnover, after parking meters were installed in Edward St and Lord St last year. 

Please note: 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.

The purpose of the survey is to determine if 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.

It is expected that the results of this survey will be considered by the North Sydney Traffic Committee on Friday 26 July 2019.

Thank you for your assistance in completing this survey.  Please note that all comments received will be considered, however it is not intended to reply to individual respondents. 

If you have any enquiries regarding the proposal, please contact Council’s Traffic & Transport Operations department on 9936 8100.

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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.