Light rail parking recovery

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Consultation has concluded

The State Government is currently constructing light rail in Randwick City. While light rail will bring many long-term benefits, it will also result in the removal of an estimated 700-750 onstreet parking spaces. These are parking spaces used by local residents and shoppers.

To help reduce the parking loss, Randwick City Council is implementing a light rail support plan which is about creating more parking and also changing existing parking time limits to better assist residents and businesses.

Parking time limit changes

Construction on the light rail project is proceeding along Anzac Parade. This work will result in the permanent loss of Anzac Parade parking from Kensington to Kingsford.

To help manage parking demand fairly to meet the needs of businesses and residents, Randwick City Council is implementing changes in the following streets:

Parking recovery plan

Council is increasing parking near the light rail by changing parking from parallel to angle parking. This will increase parking supply.

We have identified 21 streets where it's possible to create more than 400 new onstreet parking spaces. $10.5M has been allocated to the Parking Recovery Plan which is part of Council's broader Light Rail Support Plan.

We are planning to implement the parking changes at the same times as the light rail construction to minimise the parking loss.

We are progressively writing to nearby residents and property owners to inform you of the proposed changes and to invite you to view the plans.

NOTE: The following drawings illustrate the angled parking layout design only. The parking restrictions shown on these drawings are indicative only, and may have been revised as part of Randwick City Council’s “Parking time limit changes” implementation. Please see the parking time limit changes drawings (above) for the proposed parking restrictions in your street.

UPCOMING PARKING RECOVERY PLANS

CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW:

  • Abbotford St Kensington
  • Wallace St, Kingsford
  • See St, Kingsford
  • Ascot St, Kensington
  • Coogee Bay Rd, Randwick


TRIAL PARKING RECOVERY (on trial until March 2017):

Kensington Streets
[view consultation summary]

COMPLETED PARKING RECOVERY PROPOSALS:

The State Government is currently constructing light rail in Randwick City. While light rail will bring many long-term benefits, it will also result in the removal of an estimated 700-750 onstreet parking spaces. These are parking spaces used by local residents and shoppers.

To help reduce the parking loss, Randwick City Council is implementing a light rail support plan which is about creating more parking and also changing existing parking time limits to better assist residents and businesses.

Parking time limit changes

Construction on the light rail project is proceeding along Anzac Parade. This work will result in the permanent loss of Anzac Parade parking from Kensington to Kingsford.

To help manage parking demand fairly to meet the needs of businesses and residents, Randwick City Council is implementing changes in the following streets:

Parking recovery plan

Council is increasing parking near the light rail by changing parking from parallel to angle parking. This will increase parking supply.

We have identified 21 streets where it's possible to create more than 400 new onstreet parking spaces. $10.5M has been allocated to the Parking Recovery Plan which is part of Council's broader Light Rail Support Plan.

We are planning to implement the parking changes at the same times as the light rail construction to minimise the parking loss.

We are progressively writing to nearby residents and property owners to inform you of the proposed changes and to invite you to view the plans.

NOTE: The following drawings illustrate the angled parking layout design only. The parking restrictions shown on these drawings are indicative only, and may have been revised as part of Randwick City Council’s “Parking time limit changes” implementation. Please see the parking time limit changes drawings (above) for the proposed parking restrictions in your street.

UPCOMING PARKING RECOVERY PLANS

CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW:

  • Abbotford St Kensington
  • Wallace St, Kingsford
  • See St, Kingsford
  • Ascot St, Kensington
  • Coogee Bay Rd, Randwick


TRIAL PARKING RECOVERY (on trial until March 2017):

Kensington Streets
[view consultation summary]

COMPLETED PARKING RECOVERY PROPOSALS:

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Do you have any questions about the parking changes?

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    Why are buses allied in sturt street kingsford between anzac parade and bunnerong road? The road is narrow and it is dangerous for residents

    P kearney Asked over 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your email.  We have been advised by the State Transit Authority that buses are using Sturt Street for the afternoon/evening outbound route X93.  This is approximately 8 trips on weekdays only. 

    Sturt Street is wide enough to accomdate buses.


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    Based on the question I've asked below. Why has the parking restrictions been extended to Sunday? Where was the community consolation? I find it very miss leading you ask for community feedback on engineering plans and then turn around an reference "new" plans as to what was implemented. Goodwood St parking recovery. Why are the signs on Goodwood st, 2P parking Monday to Sunday? the plans state Monday to Saturday. michaelp asked 5 months ago Thanks Michael, Our oversight. The plans detailing the physical angle parking changes (accessed from this site http://yoursayrandwick.com.au/parking/documents/48554/download )DID have some time limit signs indicated upon them. These were placed upon the earlier 'road setout' plans by our consultant. Subsequently, in assessing the needs of the area, the Parking Time Limit proposals were prepared and published at this location http://yoursayrandwick.com.au/parking/documents/48564/download Our apologies for the conflict in this information. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We'll fix this anomaly soon.

    michaelp Asked about 3 years ago

    The parking restrictions have been extended to include Sunday as many businesses trade 7 days a week.


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    1-Are the new parking arrangements ALL including PAID parking, if so how much per hour? 2-People who come from Maroubra, Malabar and La Perouse, are they going to leave (Forcibly) their cars in Kingsford to take the Light Rail to the City? If so How much would they pay per day?/Hour?

    FragosoM Asked about 3 years ago

    The new parking arrangements will not be paid parking. Some of the areas will have spaces restricted to 2 hours or so, resident parking excepted.  The will provide parking for residents and some parking turnover for visitors.


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    The problem with parking is that there is traffic everywhere and then the roads are narrowed by cars parked full both sides- it's awful trying to get anywhere through Randwick, past the hospital, in Kensington, south Coogee most of the time, but particularly school times. New developments pack more people in, but I'm told don't have enough parking for them. They don't not have a car, they just park on the street too. In our street, next door is now trying to put new flats on above the height restriction and increase bedrooms - there won't be any extra parking for them either (because there's only a limited amount of land). We already have perpendicular parking that's full, so no extra room on the street either. I keep hearing that the light rail will be full to capacity almost as soon as it starts - it's not going to solve any public transport issues. Also it only goes to limited places. It will be great for the race course - pack even more people into Kensington on race days. It doesn't even go to where I need to go - I'll still need a bus. Randwick has always been a great place to live but with recent council/ state government decisions, particularly the light rail traffic, parking, development are all awful. It's awful living here at the moment and for the first time I'm thinking about moving elsewhere. The doctor has left because of the light rail and the parking and traffic and I could go on...so my question is...what are you going to do about this mess?

    Liz01 Asked almost 3 years ago

    Randwick does suffer from high parking demand and there is no doubt that the light rail construction is putting additional pressure on the network. The parking recovery project is intended to go some way towards replacing the parking the spaces removed by the light rail. Parking issue due to increasing car ownership, development intensification and other factors are outside of the scope of these works. 


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    Why are resident rates and amenity being used to prop up a botched infrastructure project,? Why did RCC Councillors ( Liberals and Greens) sign for light rail without the details on parking and if they did know, how could they think this will work? Its an absolute debacle and I object to residential streets being taken for parking

    Marika Asked about 3 years ago

    Hi Marika, Randwick Council has been supportive of the introduction of light rail for many years. It will provide a superior form of public transport which can be more efficient than bus-based transport. Council is helping residents and businesses affected by the construction by increasing parking on some residential streets. Parking existed on these streets previously.


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    As a resident of Ascot St it is my understanding that angle parking has already been slated by council. While the streets either side of Ascot St already have angle parking the reason for leaving Ascot St out as I understand was to provide through access for the construction works. But if the trucks entering the racecourse site by day are actually choosing to enter via Doncaster Ave then surely they could enter by the same route during the night works as well. This would allow for angle parking to be introduced to Ascot St immediately and thus eliminate the frequency of motorists double parking and blocking driveways which has escalated out of control of late. This selfish and blatant disregard for us residents has been eliminated in surrounding streets yet Ascot St is left holding the bag...

    Ease Up Asked over 3 years ago

    Hi Ease Up, thanks for your comment. We can advise that the angle parking in Ascot Street is being implemented in the first week of August.

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    Hi, Since the introduction of light rail works the traffic through Stuart Street, Kingsford, from Anzac Parade to Alison Road has increased dramatically. This is a growing concern for most residents who live on or around this street. Many families traverse Stuart Street to get to the schools on Rainbow Street. There are no pedestrian crossings and no traffic calming devices to slow the traffic down...the closest one being a roundabout on Botany and Sturt Street. I live near the corner of Paton and Sturt Street and watching kids and adults trying to cross during peak hour is like watching them play Frogger. There is an accident waiting to happen given the amount of traffic and speed with which some vehicles are travelling. Please can you address this. I personally find it is now taking much longer to exit my home during peak hours, at least 10 minutes which is ridiculous.

    ResidentX Asked over 3 years ago

    Hi, thanks for sharing your concerns with us.  Council is currently examining how Sturt Street is functioning (especially arising from traffic changes associated with the light rail project).  We are also looking at bike route improvements in this area.  Given your concerns, we will also examine facilities appropriate to assist pedestrians crossing Sturt Street in this area.


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    I would like to gain some clarity on the area of Anzac Parade outside 399a (leading up to the round-a-bout). The lane closest to the street had always been parking permitted and now due to the light rail extension to outside the Juniors this has become a permanent no stopping lane at all times. With the street parking gone outside the whole 500m strip along with the middle car park gone- to find a car park anywhere in the surrounding streets is extremely rare and leaving at least a 1K+ walk to our appartments (There is also a church and the attendees some very elderly would be challenged with this distance). Could you please advise that once the light rail is completed in this section (please also outline when this will be) if there will be any street parking re introduces for the residents along this part of the affected road.

    Anzac Asked over 3 years ago

    Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, full time parking in your area of Anzac Parade will not be available again.

    The most recent advice, which we’ve received from Transport for NSW, is that the kerbside outside no. 399a Anzac Parade will not be available for parking at all during the construction period of the light rail project.  This could extend until 2019.

    Following construction, apart from the week day morning peak periods, Transport for NSW suggests that parking will be again be permitted near to no.399a Anzac Parade.  During the weekday morning peak periods (6am-10am) the kerbside lane will be dedicated as a clearway/bus lane.

    The duration of any subsequent time limits along this part of Anzac Parade (following construction) is yet to be determined.


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    I am concerned for the residents of Kensington Road, in particular children. Vehicles are using our road as a quick alternative to avoiding the traffic of Anzac parade. Cars and trucks speed well over the legal limit. On at least six occasions recently, Vehicles have almost hit my car while easing out of my drive. A speeding truck almost crashed into my son while he was reverse parking. The truck then proceeded to take the right hand turn bend into Salisbury on the wrong side of the road. this has happened to several of my neighbours. I am also worried that a speeding vehicle will hit a pedestrian exiting the lane from Boronia to Kensington Road. This is a major crossing over to Balfour Road and beyond on the brow of the hill of Kensington Road. The residents of Kensington Road demand traffic calmers. We also want wide garden kerbs at the top, bottom and centre of the street to narrow the road. Many other streets have had them installed why not ours?

    jayne Asked over 3 years ago

    Thanks Jayne,

    As per our earlier response to 'leady', we have arranged for some traffic counts to be undertaken along your section of Kensington Road in the near future.  This will inform us of the volume, speed and type of vehicles using your street.  Once we gather this data we’ll be in a better position to inform you as to whether any future action is proposed. 

    Thank you.


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    Goodwood St parking recovery. Why are the signs on Goodwood st, 2P parking Monday to Sunday? the plans state Monday to Saturday.

    michaelp Asked over 3 years ago

    Thanks Michael,

    Our oversight.  The plans detailing the physical angle parking changes (accessed from this site http://yoursayrandwick.com.au/parking/documents/48554/download )DID have some time limit signs indicated upon them.  These were placed upon the earlier 'road setout' plans by our consultant.

    Subsequently, in assessing the needs of the area, the Parking Time Limit proposals were prepared and published at this location  http://yoursayrandwick.com.au/parking/documents/48564/download

    Our apologies for the conflict in this information.  Thank you for bringing it to our attention.  We'll fix this anomaly soon.