As part of its Parramatta CBD Parking Strategy, the City of Parramatta plans to optimise parking facilities to better accommodate the needs of residents, visitors and workers.
Council has identified short, medium and long-term improvements that will improve existing parking facilities, by applying technology and other measures to help make parking easier for drivers and local businesses.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor, Donna Davis, said, “As Parramatta continues to grow, so does the demand for accessible and connected transport options – and Council recognises that having public parking within the CBD is an important part of the mix.
“Our Parramatta CBD Parking Strategy takes a balanced approach to connecting private and public transport methods, as well as active transport links, to make it easier and more convenient for people to shop, visit, work, and do business in our City.”
The new strategy identifies improvements that can be delivered over the coming months and years, including the introduction of the latest parking technology to increase efficiency in existing car parks.
Other proposed changes include:
- Working with local businesses and private parking providers to increase available parking by accessing unused spaces
- Changing the Eat Street car park to a maximum stay of four hours to support local business; improving the appearance and functionality of Council-run car parks
- Installing electric vehicle charging stations
- Adding solar panels to rooftop
Mayor Davis said, “Parramatta is a global city and a popular destination, so it’s important we continue to attract visitors to our theatres, restaurants, stadiums and other venues by making parking easier.
“The short and long-term parking changes we are proposing will complement other future transport options – including the Parramatta Light Rail, Sydney Metro West and Civic Link – on top of existing heavy rail and bus services.
“Together, these projects will improve how people move to, from and around our City and make it even more accessible and liveable – with or without a car.”
For more information about parking in the City of Parramatta, visit the Car Park webpage