Council has been looking at ways to improve the parking situation in Queenscliff. We recognise that it is often difficult for residents to find on street parking and we are working with the community to help address this issue.
For more information read the news items below and documents in the library.
- What is the overall process?
This overall project aims to address the issue of on-street parking in Queenscliff.
By using a community meeting and a working group, a survey of options will be presented to the community in May 2014.
- How can I be involved?
Residents can attend the community meeting and nominate to be part of the working group.
Residents will also be able to complete a survey of the resulting options.
- How can I found out more?
You can read the documents in the project library and keep up to date with the project as it progresses by watching this project page.
For further queries contact Joe Zappavigna or Ken Hind on 9942 2300.
- What are the requirements for an RPS?
- The basic requirement of a RPS is to allow residents, who do not have off?street parking (seeexplanation at Q6) to be able to park on the street near their property without restrictions.
- Why do we need to comply with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) guidelines?
- State Government legislation (Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013) provides that the RMSGuidelines are mandatory. This is a legal requirement and Warringah Council’s position is that it willonly implement a system that meets these requirements. View summaryextract of RMS guidelines.(link)
- How has the permit allocation in ‘Option A’ been calculated?
- Council staff undertook an assessment of past development applications and approvals to identifythe approved number of parking spaces for a sample of unit developments over the past 50 years.This also provided a sample of the number of bedrooms in unit blocks allowing us to calculate thepercentage of one, two and three bedroom units across the suburb. This provided an estimate ofthe potential number of permits that might be required for unit blocks. This was combined with theresults of the previous survey for houses to determine a potential number of permits.These are estimates only. More detailed surveys will be required to determine potential eligibility ifthe community supports a RPS.
- How have the permit numbers for ‘Option B’ been calculated?
- The 2011 census identified that there are 1,668 dwellings in Queenscliff. This number has beencalculated on the basis each household could apply for up to two permits. One permit for each ofthe 1,700 households equals 1700 permits. Two permits for each household equals 3,400 permits.
- Why can't we put a scheme in like Manly?
- The Manly scheme is not in accordance with the current RMS guidelines. The Road Transport(General) Regulation 2013 mandates that the RMS Guidelines must be followed in developing aResident Parking Scheme.
- How do I work out if I will be eligible for a permit?
- The number of off?street parking spaces is used to determine the number of permits a household iseligible for. The guidelines also include that if your property can be reasonably modified toaccommodate vehicle parking, then this would count as a car space(s). For example, if yourproperty does not have a driveway but there is room at the side, rear or front of the property toallow a vehicle to drive off the street and park then that may be assessed as providing theopportunity to have on?site parking. This final assessment would be carried out as part of theapplication process.The guidelines identify that the following are considered off street parking spaces, even if you donot use them for parking a vehicle: garages, carports, allocated parking spaces or if you are able topark a vehicle in the driveway or on your property.
- Does the whole of Queenscliff have to have a RPS?
- No. If the responses to the survey identify that only particular streets require an RPS, thenconsideration will be given to only implementing it in those streets. Residents are asked to identifyany streets they think don’t need to be included on the scheme. It would be of assistance ifresidents could also supply reasons why they have identified particular streets not to be included.
- Who can purchase a permit?
- Residents can purchase a permit if they meet the eligibility criteria and provide proof of residencewithin the RPS scheme area.
- How much will a permit cost?
- A preliminary estimate is that RPS permits would cost between $50?$100 each per year. This is tocover the implementation, ongoing maintenance and administration costs of the scheme.
- How do I apply for a permit and what will I need?
- Council would develop an application and renewal form for the RPS permit. You would need toprovide some proof of residence within the RPS scheme area. You would also need to provide aregistration number of the vehicle to which the permit is to be attached.
- Will it be linked to my car?
- Yes. You would need to provide the registration number of the vehicle the RPS permit is to beapplied to and this registration number would need to be shown on the permit when fixed to thevehicle. If you change vehicles during the year, you would need to return the permit to Council anda new one would be issued.
- Are boats, trailers and trucks included?
- At the present time, trailers, caravans and trucks with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) greater than 4.5tonne are not eligible for a permit. However, RMS has advised that the guidelines are to beadjusted to allow Councils to determine if trailers, but not trucks, are eligible for a permit.
- What would happen if I can't buy a permit?
- Any vehicle you park on the street would be subject to the parking restrictions that apply forvehicles not displaying an appropriate RPS permit.
- How would we stop people from buying and selling permits?
- When applying for an RPS permit the resident would be asked to nominate a vehicle registrationnumber. This would be displayed on the RPS permit on the vehicle. Council would maintain aregister of the RPS permits and corresponding registration numbers. Each of the RPS permits wouldbe numbered to provide a ready reference for checking that the registration number is correct.Permits would be valid for one year and subject to an annual application.
- If I buy a permit would I be guaranteed a parking spot?
- No. While the permit allows you to park unrestricted in the streets within the RPS, other vehicleswould be permitted to park in the street in accordance with the time restrictions.
- What if I need a tradesman to come to my house or I have guests staying? Would they be able to park on the street?
- Yes. Tradespeople and visitors would still be able to park on the street, although they would besubject to time restrictions during the operating hours of the RPS.