East End Precinct: Review of On-street Parking Controls

Consultation has concluded

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Existing parking controls in the East End (including Rundle Street, Synagogue Place, Bent Street, Union Street, Ebenezer Place and Vardon Avenue), have been gradually modified over time. This has resulted in inconsistent parking controls throughout the precinct, some of which do not support a high turnover of vehicles.

Council worked collaboratively with the East End Coordination Group to develop a proposal to change on-street parking controls. The proposal seeks to provide a balanced approach to the management of parking within the precinct and in particular to optimise the use of on-street parking spaces. The proposal provides short-term parking, loading and taxi spaces on-street to serve business and for visitors who seek quick, convenient parking for short visits. People seeking longer-term parking (more than an hour) are encouraged to use one of the 7 off-street car parks in the precinct (within one block).

Project Information

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View the News Tab below for the latest project updates.

Existing parking controls in the East End (including Rundle Street, Synagogue Place, Bent Street, Union Street, Ebenezer Place and Vardon Avenue), have been gradually modified over time. This has resulted in inconsistent parking controls throughout the precinct, some of which do not support a high turnover of vehicles.

Council worked collaboratively with the East End Coordination Group to develop a proposal to change on-street parking controls. The proposal seeks to provide a balanced approach to the management of parking within the precinct and in particular to optimise the use of on-street parking spaces. The proposal provides short-term parking, loading and taxi spaces on-street to serve business and for visitors who seek quick, convenient parking for short visits. People seeking longer-term parking (more than an hour) are encouraged to use one of the 7 off-street car parks in the precinct (within one block).

Project Information

  • Read through the documents in the 'Related Documents' section on the right-hand side for background information on this project.
  • View the FAQs section on the right-hand side for commonly asked questions about this project
Consultation has concluded
  • Consultation Outcome

    by Sooz at ACC, over 4 years ago

    Following the consultation process on parking controls in the East End Precinct that took place in August 2014, Council has now endorsed the changes to parking.

    Based on community feedback and expert traffic advice, minor changes were made to the original proposal. Changes to parking in the Precinct will include:

    • All ticketed parking controls will be in place from 9am to 6pm.
    • Timed parking controls will be in place from 8am to 6pm.
    • The area will have unrestricted parking after 6pm.
    • A taxi zone will be trialled from 6pm to 6am on Friday / Saturday and Saturday / Sunday nights...

    Following the consultation process on parking controls in the East End Precinct that took place in August 2014, Council has now endorsed the changes to parking.

    Based on community feedback and expert traffic advice, minor changes were made to the original proposal. Changes to parking in the Precinct will include:

    • All ticketed parking controls will be in place from 9am to 6pm.
    • Timed parking controls will be in place from 8am to 6pm.
    • The area will have unrestricted parking after 6pm.
    • A taxi zone will be trialled from 6pm to 6am on Friday / Saturday and Saturday / Sunday nights on the south side of Rundle Street, between Ebenezer Place and Vardon Avenue.
    • The number of on-street parking spaces will be increased from 127 to 130. These will include 35 X loading spaces; 1 X mail zone; 22 X ticketed parking spaces; 29 x time-controlled parking spaces; 17 X motorcycle parking spaces; 8 X permit spaces for SAPOL; 18 X on-street bike parks.

    We anticipate that all the parking control changes will be in place by mid-February 2015.

    For more information, and to read the Council Report which contains the full consultation summary click here.

  • Project Update: October 2014

    over 4 years ago

    Council is currently operating in caretaker mode, and therefore it's not possible to provide the full report of the consultation process or to seek Council endorsement on the final parking plan until early 2015.

    A report was presented to the 'City Infrastructure & Public Works' Committee this month to provide a quick update on the consultation.

    We can advise that,

    • 48 responses (5.2% of the letters distributed) were received, of which 3 were via email and 45 on the official feedback forms.
    • 68.75% of the respondents lived or worked in the East End and 62.5% of the respondents...

    Council is currently operating in caretaker mode, and therefore it's not possible to provide the full report of the consultation process or to seek Council endorsement on the final parking plan until early 2015.

    A report was presented to the 'City Infrastructure & Public Works' Committee this month to provide a quick update on the consultation.

    We can advise that,

    • 48 responses (5.2% of the letters distributed) were received, of which 3 were via email and 45 on the official feedback forms.
    • 68.75% of the respondents lived or worked in the East End and 62.5% of the respondents were ratepayers.
    • There was strong support for the statements relating to a high turnover of vehicles; that parking should primarily cater for short visits; and be of greater consistency. There was overwhelming support for parking controls being easy to understand and supporting different user groups.

    Additional details on the feedback will be provided in a report to be considered by Council. For further details on this update please click here.