Trailer Parking Restrictions

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DRAFT TRAILER PARKING POLICY

UPDATE OCTOBER 2020

At its meeting on 28 September 2020, Council considered to post exhibition report and resolved to adopt the Trailer Parking Policy; both documents are available in the Document Library - Final Policy and Post Exhibition Report)

BACKGROUND

Submissions closed 19 July 2020

In response to the increasing demand for trailer parking restrictions, Council has prepared a Draft Trailer Parking Policy.

The Draft Policy has been developed to provide guidance on how Council responds to and actions requests for trailer parking restrictions, to ensure that Council’s resources are appropriately managed.

The objectives of the Draft Policy are to:

  • outline Council’s objectives in managing and restricting trailer parking on local streets and to provide a consistent set of guidelines for staff when actioning requests for trailer parking restrictions.
  • ensure that access to on-street parking is effectively managed and maximum parking occupancy targets are achieved.
  • enhance residential amenity by reducing opportunities for long term parking of trailers in high demand unrestricted parking areas.
  • ensure that appropriate community engagement is undertaken where trailer parking restrictions are proposed and prevent consultation fatigue.
  • ensure the effective management of Council’s resources.

At the Council meeting on 18 May 2020 it was resolved:

1. THAT the draft Trailer Parking Policy be placed on public exhibition for 42 days.

2. THAT should Council receive submissions, a further report be prepared for Council’s consideration. Should Council receive no submissions, Council consider the Trailer Parking Policy as adopted at the end of the closing period for submissions.

Copies of the Draft Trailer Parking Restrictions Policy can be viewed in the document library on this webpage or in hard copy at Council’s Customer Service Centre.

For further information call Council’s Manager Traffic & Transport Operations on 9936 8100 or read the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section on this webpage.

DRAFT TRAILER PARKING POLICY

UPDATE OCTOBER 2020

At its meeting on 28 September 2020, Council considered to post exhibition report and resolved to adopt the Trailer Parking Policy; both documents are available in the Document Library - Final Policy and Post Exhibition Report)

BACKGROUND

Submissions closed 19 July 2020

In response to the increasing demand for trailer parking restrictions, Council has prepared a Draft Trailer Parking Policy.

The Draft Policy has been developed to provide guidance on how Council responds to and actions requests for trailer parking restrictions, to ensure that Council’s resources are appropriately managed.

The objectives of the Draft Policy are to:

  • outline Council’s objectives in managing and restricting trailer parking on local streets and to provide a consistent set of guidelines for staff when actioning requests for trailer parking restrictions.
  • ensure that access to on-street parking is effectively managed and maximum parking occupancy targets are achieved.
  • enhance residential amenity by reducing opportunities for long term parking of trailers in high demand unrestricted parking areas.
  • ensure that appropriate community engagement is undertaken where trailer parking restrictions are proposed and prevent consultation fatigue.
  • ensure the effective management of Council’s resources.

At the Council meeting on 18 May 2020 it was resolved:

1. THAT the draft Trailer Parking Policy be placed on public exhibition for 42 days.

2. THAT should Council receive submissions, a further report be prepared for Council’s consideration. Should Council receive no submissions, Council consider the Trailer Parking Policy as adopted at the end of the closing period for submissions.

Copies of the Draft Trailer Parking Restrictions Policy can be viewed in the document library on this webpage or in hard copy at Council’s Customer Service Centre.

For further information call Council’s Manager Traffic & Transport Operations on 9936 8100 or read the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section on this webpage.

Consultation has concluded
  • September 2019 - Community Feedback & Council Resolution

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    03 Jun 2020

    The parking restrictions including community feedback were reviewed after 3 months and the outcomes were reported to the Traffic Committee meeting on 6 September 2019. The following recommendations of the Traffic Committee were adopted at the Council meeting on 23 September 2019.

    1. THAT Council reinstate 12 unrestricted parking spaces in Montpelier Street between Holdsworth Street and Rawson Street, and replace the existing 12 unrestricted parking on Montpelier Street between Premier Street and HNo. 2 Montpelier Street with “No Parking - Motor Vehicles Excepted” following notification to affected residents and all submitters on the Trailer Parking Restrictions review.

    2. THAT a draft policy for consideration of future requests for trailer parking restrictions including cost considerations and establishment of minimum criteria to manage such requests be prepared and referred to Council for consideration.

    3. THAT all submitters to the Trailer Parking Restrictions Review be informed of Council’s decision.

    4. THAT Council retain the restrictions in Fifth Avenue and Brothers Avenue.

    The changes to the parking restrictions in Montpelier Street (Resolution No. 1) will be implemented shortly.

    A Draft Trailer Parking policy has been prepared in accordance with Resolution No. 2 and was endorsed for public exhibition by Council at its meeting of 18 May 2020.

  • July 2019 - Change to installation at Fifth Avenue & Montague Road, Cremorne

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    03 Jun 2020

    Following community notification in June 2019, Council subsequently received representations from local residents requesting Council to limit the restrictions to only the northern section of Fifth Avenue between Brothers Memorial Park and Ellalong Road. This change was endorsed by the North Sydney Traffic Committee at its meeting on 14 June 2019 (refer to Document Library - Council Report EPS01 24 June 2019).

    Accordingly, from July 2019 “No Parking - Motor Vehicles Excepted” signage will be installed only on the northern section of Fifth Avenue between Brothers Memorial Park and Ellalong Road.
    Existing unrestricted parking in Montague Road and elsewhere in Fifth Avenue will be retained.

  • June 2019 - Restrictions implemented on Fifth Avenue & Montague Road, Cremorne; Montpelier Street, Neutral Bay and Brothers Avenue (Tunks Park), Cammeray*

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    03 Jun 2020

    New parking restrictions for trailers were implemented in June 2019 in the following streets in response to community concerns about long-term parking of trailers on local roads affecting parking access, road safety, residential and visual amenity:

    • Fifth Avenue & Montague Road, Cremorne
    • Montpelier Street, Neutral Bay
    • Brothers Avenue (Tunks Park), Cammeray*

    “No Parking – Motor Vehicles Excepted” signage was installed in all unrestricted parking zones along the above streets. This allows unrestricted parking of motor vehicles and restricts the parking of all types trailers including boat trailers, box trailers and caravans. Please note, if a trailer is hitched to a motor vehicle, the combination is considered a motor vehicle and would therefore be exempt from the restrictions.

    *In Brothers Avenue (Tunks Park), the existing spaces that are designated “Vehicles with Trailer Only” were retained to enable parking for boat ramp users.

    Feedback was open until midnight 11 August 2019.