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. The parking restrictions would limit parking to 6 hours between the hours of 7:00pm and 7:00am, Monday to Friday (6P 7pm - 7am Mon-Fri) and would apply to up to 76 currently unrestricted parking spaces as indicated on the map below.
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.
Have your say!
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.
Any concerns and comments regarding the proposal will be considered and amendments (if required) made as appropriate. The outcomes of consultation and a recommendation will be reported to the Parramatta Traffic Committee in July 2021 and then in turn a subsequent Council Meeting.
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.