27 Feb: A fairer system of parking

In July 2018, Waverley Council began introducing a fairer system of parking fees and permits for residents and visitors including the removal of the fee for the first Residential Parking Permit and switching off parking meters in the Bondi Junction commercial area at 6pm each day to reinvigorate business in the evenings.

I am happy to report that Council has resolved to introduce further significant changes including switching off parking meters in Queen Elizabeth Drive and Park Drive North/Park Drive South after 7 pm all-year-round and switching off parking meters on Campbell Parade after 7 pm for the six-month winter period of May–October each year, excluding meters in Resident Parking Scheme zones.

All three-hour parking zones in the subject area will be changed to two-hour zones.

The changes are subject to approval by the Waverley Traffic Committee and public exhibition of the fees, and are in response to overwhelming public feedback about a package of proposals we put to the community last year during the Waverley Council Parking Review.

We will also be implementing 15 minute ‘drop in’ zones in key locations in Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction and Charing Cross to make it easier for people to do business.

- Waverley Mayor John Wakefield.

This column first appeared in the Wentworth Courier.