April The Beast: Changes to parking

Changes to parking

Last year, Waverley Council introduced a fairer system of parking fees and permits for residents and visitors. This included removing the fee for the first Residential Parking Permit and switching off parking meters at 6pm in the Bondi Junction commercial area to reinvigorate business in the evenings.

I am happy to report that Council has resolved to introduce further 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.

Home Grown 2019

Come celebrate the wealth of musical talent in the Waverley community at this concert presented in conjunction with Friends of Bondi Pavilion on Friday, 29 March, from 6pm at Bondi Pavilion. Performers include The Distractions, Ella Haber and Lion. See our Events Page on Council’s website.

Waverley Business Forum, 1 April

Women in Business is our first of three free Business Forums for 2019. Four female entrepreneurs will share their tips for success. Bookings are essential: http://bit.ly/2SZChnZ

- Waverley Mayor John Wakefield

This column first appeared in the April edition of The Beast.