We manage parking in Yarra to optimise residents' access to homes and to promote sustainable transport solutions.
We try to accommodate the parking needs of residents, visitors, businesses and community facilities in a manner that is open and clear.
These guidelines help us find the best compromises and share equitably what is becoming a scarcer resource.
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Parking management strategy
We use our parking management strategy to manage all aspects of parking in Yarra. This strategy is reviewed and updated every 4 years.
The fundamental aims of the strategy are to:
- reduce the number of cars parking in Yarra
- promote public transport as an alternative to driving
- ensure visitors contribute to the cost of providing Yarra’s parking infrastructure
A key aim underpinning this strategy is our desire to promote sustainable travel, such as cycling, walking and public transport. We do not support the construction of new off-street car parks unless there is a justifiable business case for it.
When allocating on-street parking spaces we follow parking guidelines to make sure that decisions are fair and consistent. The guidelines help clarify how we decide what parking restrictions to use in different streets where parking is popular.
Allocate parking spaces
The guidelines recommend the order to be followed when allocating parking spaces. For example, in a shopping strip, we first allocate disabled parking spaces, then public transport stops and then assign the remaining bulk of spaces as time-restricted parking for shoppers.