Huge change for coastal car parks

Boundaries with council-operated parking garages will be reviewed as part of the city’s 10-year parking strategy in an effort to “maximize” parking bays. they too can be narrowed. Burleigh Heads, Varsity Lakes, Surfers Paradise, Nerang, Broadbeach and Southport are all explored. Councilors will vote on the revision on Tuesday. Cr Pauline Young, head of the city’s transportation committee, said many of the city’s older parking garages were designed for the larger vehicles common at the time. there is the potential to create more space,” she said. track, we will be able to see smartphone apps that allow people to check parking availability before entering high-demand areas. to $9.8 million last fiscal year. The Council is in the final stages of developing its 10-year parking strategy for 2031. The strategy will be re-evaluated in 2026. It says car ownership is expected to increase by 32 percent or 198,000 vehicles in the city within a decade. Modern parking lots in Australia are 2.4 meters wide. Older line markings are close to the US standard of 2.6m-2.7m. The councilors hope that scribbling back inches from each space will provide more space. Burleigh Heads’ Alex Black parking lot, just a handful of yards from the future light track extension, has already been listed as one of the priorities, along with street coves in Varsity Lakes’ Central Parking Drive. NED-2822-GCB-APPArea Councilor Hermann Vorster was a key supporter of the assessment, saying it is a cheap but effective way to improve the city’s parking facilities. “It is extremely expensive to adapt parking bays because of the impact that construction can have on underground utilities, walkways and stormwater infrastructure,” he said. “That’s why it’s so important that we look for low-hanging fruit and opportunities to create more car parks with smart design and a fresh coat of paint. “In some situations, this may mean abandoning painted bays altogether, as there is evidence that appropriate spaces can reduce supply by up to 15 percent while in other cases we can change the way traffic flows and this could lead to more supply.” A parking review this year led councilors to support a dramatic increase in parking fines, which will take effect in March 2022.ENG-3269 Gold Coast Download newsletter BannerTwitter follow Andrew Potts

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