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Big response to parking limit consultation

02 October 2015

Hundreds of residents and business operators have taken the opportunity to have their say on proposed parking time limit changes in and around Mosman’s main commercial areas.

Mosman Council invited comments on a review of time restrictions in Military Road and in streets up to 300 metres from Military and Spit Roads, as the first stage of rolling out the Mosman Parking Strategy which was adopted by Council earlier this year.

Consultation opportunities included an online survey, “listening posts” conducted at three locations and a mail-out to 4000 residents and businesses in the study area.

Council’s Director of Environment and Planning, Craig Covich, said it will take some time to analyse all responses before a report is presented to Councillors.

“We had more than 170 online surveys completed, and 70 people had their say at ‘listening posts’ at Mosman Junction, Bridgepoint Shopping Centre and the Mosman Markets,” he said.

“While we’re still collating feedback forms from the resident mail-out, the response rate appears to be well over 10% which is a good result. We’d like to thank everyone who made the effort to give us their views.”

The community was asked to comment on whether parking on Military Road should be restricted to half an hour, seven days a week, from 8.30am to 6pm, and if the surrounding streets should have limits of one or two hours on weekdays and Saturday mornings.

Residents in the study area were also asked whether they would support a Resident Parking Scheme in their street in conjunction with new or changed time restrictions.

Councillors are expected to consider a report on the community consultation next month.