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Proposed Changes to Parking in Macquarie Park

Consultation closed on 14 June 2016

The Macquarie Park corridor has experienced significant growth in recent years and is expected to double in floor space and worker numbers by 2031. Congestion is an issue in the area and is expected to increase with growth. The parking provisions in the area will play a decisive role in managing this congestion by influencing the mode of transport that workers, students and visitors use to get to Macquarie Park.

To respond to the traffic, parking and congestion issues in Macquarie Park, Council is proposing two parking changes. The first being a change to the number of on-site car spaces required by the planning controls and the other being changes to on-street parking meter fees.

To explain these changes, Council will be hosting two information sessions. At each session you can learn more about the proposed changes to parking controls and also the proposed changes to the on-street parking meter fees. Over the two hour period there will be a presentation and Q&A with subject matter experts. If you are unable to attend these sessions, the information from the sessions will be made available on this webpage. To keep informed you can subscribe to this project at the bottom of this page.

Latest Updates

Increase to Parking Meter Fees

Published on 15 July 2016

On 28 June 2016 Council approved the 2016/2017 fees and charges, which included an increase to parking meter fees.

On Monday 15 August 2016 the parking meter fees will increase to $3.00 per hour and the all-day cap will increase to $18.00 on all meters.

 For more information please contact our Customer Service Team on 9952 8222.

Council Resolution 28 June 2016

Published on 29 June 2016

At its meeting 28 June 2016, Council resolved:

(j) That the Schedule of Fees and Charges, annexed to the Draft Four Year Delivery Plan 2016-2020 including One Year Operational Plan 2016/2017 as amended in terms of this report, be made and fixed as Council’s Fees and Charges for 2016/2017.

Details from the Information Sessions held 10 March 2016

Published on 24 March 2016

The presentation, questions, issues and options raised from the information sessions held on Thursday 10 March 2016 are now available on the website (see related information).

Information Sessions on Proposed Changes to Parking in Macquaire Park

Published on 18 February 2016

As per Council's resolution on 15 December 2015 Council will be hosting two information sessions. At each session you can learn more about the proposed changes to parking controls and also the proposed changes to the on-street parking meter fees. Over the two hour period there will be a presentation and Q&A with subject matter experts. If you are unable to attend these sessions, the information from the sessions will be made available on this webpage. To keep informed you can subscribe to this project at the bottom of this page.

Date: 
Thursday 10 March 2016                              Date: Thursday 10 March 2016
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm                                         Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: Level 5, Civic Centre                             Location: Level 5, Civic Centre
(1 Devlin Street, RYDE)                                           (1 Devlin Street, RYDE)

Council Resolution 15 December 2015

Published on 16 December 2015

At its meeting 15 December 2015, Council resolved:

(a) That Council defer consideration of the amendment to the parking meter rates in Macquarie Park Corridor until consultation occurs with landowners, tenants and key stakeholders as part of the strategic review of the parking in the Corridor.

(b) That the General Manager report back to Council, the outcomes of the consultation by the end of April 2016.

Have Your Say is now closed

Published on 11 December 2015

Have Your Say closed at 4.30pm on Friday 11 December 2015.

Have Your Say is now open

Published on 4 November 2015

The proposed changes to the parking meter fees in Macquarie Park are currently on Public Exhibition until 4.30pm on Friday 11 December 2015.

Provision of Off-Street Parking
It is proposed to amend the planning controls to reduce the off-street parking requirements for new commercial and industrial development in Macquarie Park.
 
What are the existing planning controls (Ryde Local Environmental Plan 2014)?
1 space /46m2 Gross Floor Area
1 space /70m2 Gross Floor Area
1 space /80m2 Gross Floor Area

View a map of the existing controls(PDF, 5MB)

What are the proposed planning controls (to take effect in new development)?
1 space / 60m2 GFA
1 space / 100m2 GFA 

View a map of the proposed controls(PDF, 1MB)

To view a map of the changes in car parking controls for each lot click here(PDF, 1MB) .
 

History
The amendments to the planning controls are based on a study prepared by Bitzios Consulting. The findings of this study inform the preparation of the planning proposal, which was presented to Council at its meeting 15 December 2015.
To view a copy of the Bitzios study click here.(PDF, 4MB)
To view a copy of the report that went to Council (Item 2 and starts on page 26 of the Agenda) on the 15 December 2015 click here. 

How do I have my say?
Following the information sessions, Council welcomes your feedback on one or both of the proposed changes to parking in Macquarie Park. Please note that there will be a formal exhibition period for each proposal that will occur separately at different times (see next steps). For each of the proposed parking changes all submissions provided prior to, and during these formal exhibition periods will be collated in a report prepared for Council’s consideration.

Next Steps
Should Council support the changes to the Planning 
Controls, the Planning Proposal will be forwarded to the Department of Planning and Environment for a Gateway determination. If accepted, the Planning Proposal will be placed on formal exhibition for comment. It is anticipated that this will occur later in the year. 

Your feedback will be considered as part of these exhibition processes.

On-Street Parking Meters

The changes to the on-street parking meter fees aim to ensure a fairer and more consistent fee structure where short term stays pay the same hourly rate as long term stays. This will reduce the incentive to stay long hours and allow for other workers to use these spaces. It will also encourage workers to reassess their transport options and potentially move onto public transport thereby reducing traffic congestion in Macquarie Park.

What are the existing on–street parking meter fees?
$2.50 per hour with 12P in some locations (meaning all day parking permitted) at a capped rate of $11.00.

There are approximately 1300 on street parking spaces, with approximately 500 of these being 12 hour parking areas.

View a map of the existing on-street parking meter spaces(PDF, 859KB)

What are the the rates for other areas?

Area Provide Capped Parking   Hourly Rate
 Sydney City  No  $7.00
 Parramatta City  No  $3.50
 Sydney Olympic Park  Yes (max $25.00 per day)  $5.00
 North Sydney  No  $4.80 to $7.00
 Lane Cove  Yes (limited)  $2.30 to $5.20
 Willoughby  No  $5.50 

 

What are the proposed on–street parking meter fees?
$3.50 per hour with no 12P parking locations (meaning no capped rate for all day parking) 

How do I have my say?
Following the information sessions, Council welcomes your feedback on one or both of the proposed changes to parking in Macquarie Park. Please note that there will be a formal exhibition period for each proposal that will occur separately at different times (see next steps). For each of the proposed parking changes all submissions provided prior to, and during these formal exhibition periods will be collated in a report prepared for Council’s consideration.

Next Steps 
The exhibition for the on-street parking meter fees will occur within the exhibition period for the Council’s 2016/2017 Fees and Charges which will occur 4 May – 14 June 2016.

Your feedback will be considered as part of these exhibition processes.

Timeline

Proposed Changes to Parking in Macquarie Park - Information Sessions 10 March 2016 to 10 March 2016

Related Information

Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as ‘Proposed changes to Parking in Macquarie Park' and must identify if your submission is about the changes to on-site parking, the changes to on-street parking meters or both. Submissions can be made online, by e-mail or post:

Contact Us

Please contact Strategic City through our Customer Service Centre on 02 9952 8222 should you have any questions or require more information.

Last updated on 30 May 2017