THE City of Parramatta is moving forward with an innovative plan to revamp carparking in the Parramatta CBD to better accommodate the needs of residents, visitors and workers.
As part of its recently endorsed Parramatta CBD Parking Strategy, Council has identified short, medium and long-term improvements that will optimise existing parking facilities by applying technology and other measures to help make parking easier for drivers and local businesses.
“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,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Donna Davis said.
“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; and adding solar panels to the rooftops.
“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 make parking easier,” Cr Davis said.
For more information about parking in the City of Parramatta, visit cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/living/parking-and-transport/car-parks