In mid-2021, City of Parramatta sought feedback on a proposal to install night time parking restrictions on the western side of Cambridge Street in Epping, between Chester Street on the northern end and the roundabout on the southern end.

Prior to the recent construction of nearby residential apartment buildings, the affected parking spaces were generally available for commuters and local employees.

The installation of parking restrictions at night on the western side of Cambridge Street would deter residents from parking their vehicles at this location overnight and for longer periods. This would in turn free up on-street parking for commuters and local employees to use during the day.

Project update

Feedback on the proposed night time parking restrictions for the west side of Cambridge Street in Epping closed at 5:00pm on Tuesday 8 June 2021.

The consultation responses were received and have been taken into consideration. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback!

The Parramatta Traffic Committee at its meeting held on 20 October 2021 considered a report on this matter.

Council at its meeting held on 22 November 2021 considered the Committee’s recommendation and resolved:

  1. That 32 of the 76 parking spaces on the west side of Cambridge Street, Epping north of the roundabout have a ‘6P 7:00pm to 7:00am Monday-Friday’ parking restriction imposed on them as shown on the plan within the report.
  2. That a report be presented to the PTC and Council by the end of 2022 to review the ‘6P 7:00pm to 7:00am Monday – Friday’ parking restriction as detailed in recommendation 1.

Arrangements have been made to undertake the works by mid-January 2022.

Birds eye view of Cambridge Street showing the approximate locations of new signage to support the new parking restrictions.


Frequently asked questions

The proposed 7:00pm to 7:00am parking restriction period has been selected as it allows parking patrol officers to undertake enforcement using existing shifts.

On-street parking is available to all registered and legally parked vehicles. These 76 on-street parking spaces cannot be set aside exclusively for particular residents or organisations.

The issuing of parking permits must adhere to The Conditions of Use which have been set in accordance to the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) (Road Rules) Regulation 1999, which states: ‘(4) that a parking authority must not issue a permit except in accordance with the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Parking Permit Manual’. There is no Resident Parking Scheme (RPS) in place for Cambridge Street, Epping and therefore Council cannot issue a permit according to the conditions of use.

Patrols may be done on a random or targeted basis and will be dependent on complaints from the public/residents/visitors to the area.

The offence would be “park longer than time permitted’ and is $116.