Proposed Smarter Parking Plan

The story so far ...
The City of Ballarat needs to urgently address CBD and hospital precinct parking congestion.

There are currently more than 10,000 CBD workers, with 2000 more expected in the next two years.

Car parking management in these areas requires action now to find the most balanced solution for workers, residents and shoppers while also planning for future growth.

In May 2018, Ballarat City Councillors voted to undertake detailed community and stakeholder consultation around parking in the CBD.


What followed was one of the most extensive community and stakeholder consultation processes ever undertaken by the City of Ballarat, including:

  • Attendance at the pop-up shop in Sturt Street – 552 people
  • Individual consultation sessions with key stakeholders – 350 people
  • Ward consultation sessions with individual councillors – 50 people
  • Online survey – 1500 submissions
  • Significant social media and media presence throughout the consultation phase
  • The complete body of submissions received “verbatim” is about 500 pages
  • Additional research took place across other municipalities including Warrnambool, Maribyrnong and Brisbane City in Australia, and Auckland and Tauranga in New Zealand.


What did the consultation tell us?

The main issues arising from the consultation told us:

  • Paid parking is all three zones was excessive
  • Paid parking within the inner city needs to deter all day parking but encourage turn over
  • Better technology is supported
  • Park and ride options could work if convenient, safe and frequent
  • Residents should take priority in residential areas
  • Workers have a right to park close to work and for free
  • Infrastructure (lighting, footpaths, drainage, tree protection) upgrades need to occur along with any changes
  • Less people would do the wrong thing if enforcement was better
  • Make parking easier, not harder
  • Paid parking to this extent looks like a money grab
  • Build a multi-storey carpark
  • Better public transport is key


What happens next?

The City of Ballarat has listened to its community and substantially altered its Smarter Parking Plan for consideration.

It's important to understand the recommendations, which are available to view in the February 20 Council Agenda, are options for council to consider, not positions.

Councillors are yet to make a decision and they may look at these options or consider alternative options that may not even have been canvassed yet.

Want to know more? Check out news.ballarat.vic.gov.au







The story so far ...
The City of Ballarat needs to urgently address CBD and hospital precinct parking congestion.

There are currently more than 10,000 CBD workers, with 2000 more expected in the next two years.

Car parking management in these areas requires action now to find the most balanced solution for workers, residents and shoppers while also planning for future growth.

In May 2018, Ballarat City Councillors voted to undertake detailed community and stakeholder consultation around parking in the CBD.


What followed was one of the most extensive community and stakeholder consultation processes ever undertaken by the City of Ballarat, including:

  • Attendance at the pop-up shop in Sturt Street – 552 people
  • Individual consultation sessions with key stakeholders – 350 people
  • Ward consultation sessions with individual councillors – 50 people
  • Online survey – 1500 submissions
  • Significant social media and media presence throughout the consultation phase
  • The complete body of submissions received “verbatim” is about 500 pages
  • Additional research took place across other municipalities including Warrnambool, Maribyrnong and Brisbane City in Australia, and Auckland and Tauranga in New Zealand.


What did the consultation tell us?

The main issues arising from the consultation told us:

  • Paid parking is all three zones was excessive
  • Paid parking within the inner city needs to deter all day parking but encourage turn over
  • Better technology is supported
  • Park and ride options could work if convenient, safe and frequent
  • Residents should take priority in residential areas
  • Workers have a right to park close to work and for free
  • Infrastructure (lighting, footpaths, drainage, tree protection) upgrades need to occur along with any changes
  • Less people would do the wrong thing if enforcement was better
  • Make parking easier, not harder
  • Paid parking to this extent looks like a money grab
  • Build a multi-storey carpark
  • Better public transport is key


What happens next?

The City of Ballarat has listened to its community and substantially altered its Smarter Parking Plan for consideration.

It's important to understand the recommendations, which are available to view in the February 20 Council Agenda, are options for council to consider, not positions.

Councillors are yet to make a decision and they may look at these options or consider alternative options that may not even have been canvassed yet.

Want to know more? Check out news.ballarat.vic.gov.au







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