In partnership with Transport for NSW, City of Parramatta Council previously consulted with residents and businesses regarding a proposal to install angled parking spaces in Water Street and Short Street. The purpose of the proposal was to provide additional unrestricted car parking spaces in these streets.
The details of the proposal are as follows:
- Install 28 angle parking spaces on the south side of Short Street east of Railway Street (net gain of 9 spaces)
- Install 38 angle parking spaces on the north side of Water Street east of Railway Street (net gain of 12 spaces)
What we heard
For Short Street, Council received a total of 16 responses with 12 respondents objecting, two supporting and two being neutral. For Water Street, Council received a total of 35 responses with 33 respondents objecting to the proposal, and two in favour.
As a result of the feedback, Council will not be proceeding with the installation of angle parking spaces in Short Street and Water Street, Wentworthville.
Council appreciates the feedback received during this consultation process.
Frequently asked questions
New standards for on street parking were recently released by Standards Australia in 2020. As a result, Transport for NSW together with Council carried out investigations to review the existing parking arrangements in Short Street and Water Street, Wentworthville as these streets have low-speeds, low-traffic volumes and are within easy walking distance of Wentworthville Station.
An opportunity was identified to increase the number of on street parking spaces in Short Street and Water Street by installing angled parking on one side of the road while still retaining the parallel kerbside parking on the other side. These additional spaces will provide more opportunities for commuters to find parking within easy walking distance of Wentworthville Station.
The works to install the angle parking in Short Street and Water Street will be limited to the installation of signs and line-marking only.
There will be no changes to the existing kerb alignment in these streets. As such, no trees will need to be removed as part of this proposal.
The works to install the angle parking in Short Street and Water Street will be limited to the installation of signs and linemarking only.
There will be no changes to the existing kerb alignment in these streets.
As such, there will be no impact on the pedestrian paths on either side of Water Street and Short Street.
The purpose of the proposal is to create additional parking spaces for commuters to use when travelling via train at Wentworthville Station.
As such, this proposal does not involve introduction of time restricted parking spaces.