Parking permit proposal

08 May 2015

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Council sought community feedback on proposed changes to Monash's residential parking permit scheme.

The changes would result in more permits being available to most residents who live in streets where there are parking restrictions.

This was in response to community feedback. About 41% of 630 residents who participated in a survey last year said they needed more permits

Feedback closed on Friday 8 May 2015. 

We'll consider this feedback before deciding whether to proceed with these changes.

If you have any questions about what is proposed, please contact:

  • Adrian White, Acting Manager - Community Amenity on 9518 3555 or
  • Talana Cook, Coordinator - Traffic/Local Laws, on 9518 3449

What our community told us

Last year, we wrote to all holders of residential parking permits and asked for their feedback on the current system.

Here is a summary of the feedback provided:

  • 383 people (61% of the 630 survey respondents) said they were experiencing problems with the system
  • 247 people (39% of respondents) said they were not experiencing any problems
  • 258 people (41% of respondents) said they needed additional permits
  • 73 people (12% of respondents) said they did not want Council to issue additional permits.

Key themes

Please find below the key themes raised by permit holders. Our proposed changes respond to most of the key themes.

  • Many people who live in stand-alone homes said they needed additional permits. This was often due to adult children living at home and needing a place to park their vehicles
  • Many people who live in single and multiple dwelling sites wanted access to additional permits for use by visitors who may include family members/friends, carers or others who have a need to visit a resident on a regular basis
  • Many people who live on sites with five or more dwellings wanted access to permits. These sites are currently denied access to permits unless 'special circumstances' exist
  • People in areas where parking restrictions apply - especially near train stations, commercial centres and hospitals - wanted more enforcement of current parking restrictions.

For more information, please see the report which Council considered at its 31 March 2015 meeting:

Residential Parking Permit Scheme (PDF, 648KB)  

 

 

What is proposed

Stand-alone homes

Current - Up to 2 permits free

Proposed

  • Up to 3 permits free
  • Option of a fourth permit at a fee of $150 per year

2-4 dwelling site

Current - 1 permit per dwelling free

Proposed

  • 1 permit per dwelling free
  • Option of a second permit at a fee of $150 per year

Up to 6 dwelllings across a 2 house site

Current - no permits available

Proposed

  • 1 permit per dwelling free
  • Option of a second permit at a fee of $150 per year

5 or more dwellings

Current - no permits (as of right)

Proposed

  • No permits (as of right)
  • However, one permit per unit free for blocks of older units (pre 1995) that have insufficient on-site parking access

Student accommodation

Current - 2 permits per premises

Proposed

  • No change - 2 permits per premises

Boarding house

Current - 2 permits per premises

Proposed

  • No change - 2 permits per premises

Residences in business areas

Current - no permits available

Proposed

  • No change - no permits available

Residential vouchers - available to residents who are eligible for residential parking permits

Current - no permits available

Proposed

  • Booklet of 10 daily permits at a cost of $50 ($25 concession). Maximum of 1 booklet can be purchased every 6 months
  • Carers permits - free
  • Special events - permits available for up to 30 vehicles for a 'special event'. One special event permit per dwelling/per year free. Additional special event permits - $50. Maximum of 5 events per year.
  • Permits for vehicles for people attending a wake or similar activities associated with a funeral - free.

Online survey

The survey has been closed now.

Thank you for your feedback.

What our community told us

Last year, we wrote to all holders of residential parking permits and asked for their feedback on the current system.

Here is a summary of the feedback provided:

  • 383 people (61% of the 630 survey respondents) said they were experiencing problems with the system
  • 247 people (39% of respondents) said they were not experiencing any problems
  • 258 people (41% of respondents) said they needed additional permits
  • 73 people (12% of respondents) said they did not want Council to issue additional permits.

Key themes

Please find below the key themes raised by permit holders. Our proposed changes respond to most of the key themes.

  • Many people who live in stand-alone homes said they needed additional permits. This was often due to adult children living at home and needing a place to park their vehicles
  • Many people who live in single and multiple dwelling sites wanted access to additional permits for use by visitors who may include family members/friends, carers or others who have a need to visit a resident on a regular basis
  • Many people who live on sites with five or more dwellings wanted access to permits. These sites are currently denied access to permits unless 'special circumstances' exist
  • People in areas where parking restrictions apply - especially near train stations, commercial centres and hospitals - wanted more enforcement of current parking restrictions.

For more information, please see the report which Council considered at its 31 March 2015 meeting:

Residential Parking Permit Scheme (PDF, 648KB)  

 

 

What is proposed

Stand-alone homes

Current - Up to 2 permits free

Proposed

  • Up to 3 permits free
  • Option of a fourth permit at a fee of $150 per year

2-4 dwelling site

Current - 1 permit per dwelling free

Proposed

  • 1 permit per dwelling free
  • Option of a second permit at a fee of $150 per year

Up to 6 dwelllings across a 2 house site

Current - no permits available

Proposed

  • 1 permit per dwelling free
  • Option of a second permit at a fee of $150 per year

5 or more dwellings

Current - no permits (as of right)

Proposed

  • No permits (as of right)
  • However, one permit per unit free for blocks of older units (pre 1995) that have insufficient on-site parking access

Student accommodation

Current - 2 permits per premises

Proposed

  • No change - 2 permits per premises

Boarding house

Current - 2 permits per premises

Proposed

  • No change - 2 permits per premises

Residences in business areas

Current - no permits available

Proposed

  • No change - no permits available

Residential vouchers - available to residents who are eligible for residential parking permits

Current - no permits available

Proposed

  • Booklet of 10 daily permits at a cost of $50 ($25 concession). Maximum of 1 booklet can be purchased every 6 months
  • Carers permits - free
  • Special events - permits available for up to 30 vehicles for a 'special event'. One special event permit per dwelling/per year free. Additional special event permits - $50. Maximum of 5 events per year.
  • Permits for vehicles for people attending a wake or similar activities associated with a funeral - free.

Online survey

The survey has been closed now.

Thank you for your feedback.

Location

Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley 3150 View Map

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