Lake Macquarie City Council votes to put draft parking strategy on public exhibition for 42 days

Mayor Kay Fraser. Picture: David Stewart
Mayor Kay Fraser. Picture: David Stewart

LAKE Macquarie City Council on Monday endorsed placing the draft Lake Macquarie Parking Strategy on exhibition for community feedback.

Mayor Kay Fraser said the draft Lake Macquarie Parking Strategy was a plan to help “strike the right balance between convenience and economic competitiveness” in town centres.

She said it aimed to bring “consistency and fairness” to parking across the city.

A report to council’s meeting on Monday night said in order to maintain parking occupancy close to the desired rate of 85 per cent, a core set of measures had been developed.

The draft strategy recommends that these measures be implemented in the following order.-

  1. time restrictions; 
  2. in-ground parking sensors;
  3. demand-based paid parking;
  4. variations in the price of parking; and 
  5. construction of shared parking facilities.

The draft strategy will be on exhibition for 42 days.