Thoughts wanted on College Park Precinct parking review

Thoughts wanted on College Park Precinct parking review

A review of parking arrangements in Nedlands’ College Park Precinct has been undertaken – and the City now wants to hear your thoughts.

The area, bounded by Stirling Highway, Melvista Avenue, Bay and Taylor Roads and Leopold Street, was chosen due to the proximity of College Park sporting clubs and Stirling Highway businesses that place a large demand on parking in the vicinity.

The following changes are proposed:

  • Waroonga Road between Stirling Highway and Jenkins Avenue increases from one-hour to two-hour parking.
  • Three-hour parking limit introduced between Jenkins Avenue and Princess Road for Taylor, Bulimba, Waroonga and Rockton Roads.

City of Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said the review was the result of concerns raised by residents in relation to parking on Waroonga Road and Melvista Avenue.

“Existing parking restrictions in the area are wide-ranging and, in some instances, confusing and inconsistent,” he said.

“The aim of this review is to improve the area while ensuring the needs of residents, visitors and businesses continue to be met in the best way possible.

“In any growing community, demands on parking changes over time and this needs to be reviewed to ensure it can be managed effectively.

“We want to come up with a solution that is a best fit for the area in question, taking into account various requirements.”

The proposed recommendations, if supported, will be implemented in two phases:

  • Phase one: community consultation and a review of feedback on the proposed changes – available at Your Voice Nedlands – before a report is prepared for Council and the parking restrictions are implemented.
  • Phase two: apply the proposed parking changes and monitor over three months, then review their impact and recommend any adjustments. 

To view the proposals and provide feedback, visit Your Voice Nedlands.