Town embarks on six month parking trial

Published on 25 February 2019

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The Town of Victoria Park will launch a six month parking trial to review current plans for continued equitable access.

The trial, set to begin in early April 2019, will investigate the effectiveness of paid parking, parking bay occupancy and the relationship to price and free time periods in Albany Highway paid parking hot spot zones.

Parking technology supplier, Duncan Solutions will support the Town during the trial and acknowledged this particular trial framework as a first amongst their Local Government customers in Australia.

Outcomes of the trial will assist the Town in making recommendations to Council to consider future amendments to the Town’s Parking Management Plan.

Deputy Mayor Vicki Potter said the Town aims to support equitable access given the Town’s limited parking resources.

“As a destination we need to balance the needs of residents, local businesses and visitors to the Town.

“Since the Town’s parking management plan was implemented we have seen an increase in visitation to all parking hot spots being focused on in the plan, as well as increased foot traffic to the Albany Highway strip in particular.

“We expect testing changes in price and time variables during the this six month trial will give us a good amount of data and customer feedback, so we can consider any worthwhile amendments to the plan into the future.”

The Town adopted its Parking Management Plan in November 2012. The approach of the plan supports a focus on seven hot spots with attention to equitable access, parking management techniques, enforcement resources, public transport use, better use of public parking resources and processes for ongoing management.

A review of the hotspots within the plan is scheduled every two years with consideration of the current parking environment, evaluating conditions, recommending solutions, making changes and ongoing monitoring.

You can view more information, along with the Special Meeting of Council in the Minutes and agendas section.