Town offers free parking on Sundays

Published on 19 December 2018

Woman paying for parking

The Town of Victoria Park will offer free parking on Sundays on the Albany Highway strip in paid parking zones in January 2019, to support local businesses impacted by recent roadworks as part of the Water Corporation's Pipes for Perth program.

In addition to this, the effectiveness of paid parking, occupancy and the relationship to price and free time periods will also be tested as part of a wider trial in the Albany Highway paid parking hot spot zones.

The trial will begin in February and run for six months. Following this period, recommendations will be presented to Council to consider future amendments to the Town’s parking management plan.

Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the Town was keen to offer support to local businesses as a gesture of goodwill.

“We hope this helps businesses during a busy time of year and after some recent disruptions,” he said.

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

“To date, the Town’s parking management plan has been successful in supporting equitable access for all, given the Town’s limited parking resources.

“Since its implementation 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 changing the length of free periods, pricing and maximum time limits during 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 of the Town of Victoria Park website.