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No more parking on Moore Park

By ALLISON HORE Councillors and members of state parliament from across the political spectrum have signed an open letter calling for a commitment to ending on-grass parking at Moore Park. The letter from community group Saving Moore Park calls on Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes, to agree […]

Inner West’s parking fine fiasco

By AUSTIN NORMAN In March of 2018, the Inner West Council (IWC) was celebrated by its residents and those who visit the area for its decision to switch off the parking metres on two of the borough’s busiest areas during evening hours. The two areas affected by this policy change, Leichardt and Balmain-Rozelle, are two […]

Congestion flows where Rosebery grows

BY ALEC SMART South Sydney residents fear they will face never-ending traffic jams and restricted parking when new high-rise housing developments, currently under construction, are finished. A massive urban regeneration program is underway in the adjoining suburbs of Rosebery, Zetland, Waterloo, and Alexandria, with additional development projects in the planning stage. Once finished, and included […]

Central Sydney residents to lose free parking

BY ALEXANDER LEWIS Central Sydney residents are set to lose free street parking permits under a draft policy on exhibition by the City of Sydney council. Under the changes, residents of apartment blocks without onsite parking would no longer be eligible for a parking permit. CBD resident and permit holder Stephen Taylor said those living […]

Car sharing popularity raises parking concerns

By Sophie Trigger   The City of Sydney’s car share initiative could be increasing traffic and reducing parking in city suburbs, according to City of Sydney councilor Christine Forster. Share cars are an arrangement by which city dwellers can hire a car for a short period of time before returning it to one of many designated […]

Council picks a fight on credit

Motorists could benefit from free parking if Leichhardt Council fails to upgrade its parking metres to comply with the latest credit card technology. The council claims it is being pressured by credit card companies Visa and MasterCard into upgrading 139 parking meters across the council area at a cost of more than $450,000. Leichhardt parking […]

Parking upgrade receives cool response

Waverley Council has commenced work to upgrade the Queen Elizabeth Drive car park at Bondi Beach to bring the facilities in line with the new parking systems being rolled out across the local government area. But some residents are angry at what they call a lack of community consultation and the prospect of a council […]

Credit clash over free parking – but is it enough?

Viewers of the ABC’s interview series with Paul Keating have been treated to a taste of the ongoing tension over who was responsible for the big and important economic reforms of the 1980s. The City of Sydney’s 15-minute free parking trial might not be quite as consequential, but it’s sparking a similar war of words […]

Council backflips on East Sydney parking meters

Parking meters will be installed in East Sydney, local residents and business owners have been advised via a City of Sydney Council letterbox drop. In an August 16 letter, locals were told parking meters would be introduced throughout the neighbourhood in response to community feedback. "The City of Sydney received requests to review parking in […]