4 June 2021

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Council officers have undertaken a review of this project, following the receipt of two petitions that sought:

  • for proposed parallel parking on Central Avenue not to proceed; and
  • to abandon the proposal to introduce 2-hour permit parking (2P parking) in Waratah Street, Wattle Grove and Acacia Avenue

In accordance with Council’s Governance rules when a petition is received and tabled at a Council meeting a future report is to be provided by Council officers for Council’s consideration at a future meeting. For Council officers to adequately prepare a response for consideration at a future Council meeting, a review of the Seaholme Parking project was required. This review has considered the contents of these two petitions and the results of a recent survey that was conducted with property owners that reside in the streets of Central Avenue, Acacia Avenue, Waratah Street and Wattle Grove.

The results of this survey can be found here or in the document library. Taking these results into consideration the following recommendations were confirmed by Council at the 11 May 2021 Council meeting.

That Council:

  1. Does not proceed with the implementation of new indented parallel car parking spaces along the railway reserve side of Central Avenue, Seaholme.
  2. Does not proceed with the implementation of two-hour parking (2P) restrictions in Waratah Street, Wattle Grove and Acacia Avenue, Seaholme.
  3. Undertakes further engagement with residents of Central Avenue to determine the level of support for retention of 2P signage on the northern side of Central Avenue and implementation of line marking near driveways.
  4. Retains 2P signage on the northern side of Central Avenue and implementation of line marking near driveways if support is received.
  5. Notes that the resolution of the 8 September 2020 Council Meeting will be superseded in its entirety by the above actions.

Engagement with residents of Central Avenue only will occur shortly to determine if the 2P signage on the northern side of Central Avenue and implementation of line marking near driveways will remain in place. No other works will occur in this area.