New parking limits to manage Melvista

New parking limits to manage Melvista

Changes to parking restrictions in the Melvista Park Precinct will come into effect 1 October.

The area, bounded by Broadway, Edward, Webster and Bruce Streets and the Esplanade, extends about 800m from the University of WA (the maximum distance most students walk from their cars).

The City of Nedlands engaged with the community, following the completion of a survey undertaken by the City to identify parking trends relating to on-street parking and council verges, identifying areas of high use in places with and without restrictions.

As a result, several proposed parking restrictions were modified from the original proposal.

City of Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said the aim of the review was to improve the area while ensuring the needs of residents, visitors and businesses continued to be met.

“The review area was chosen due to the proximity of UWA, multiple sporting clubs and businesses that place a large demand on parking in that location,” he said.

“The main parking change is reducing three-hour zones to two-hour zones or placing a time limit on previously unrestricted parking areas.

“Due to the width of the streets within the precinct, the proposed timed parking restrictions will apply to one side of the street with no parking allowed on the other side, to allow vehicles safe passage.

“Elizabeth Street is an exception to this with parking on both sides of the road permitted.

“Existing no parking and no standing zones in place for safety reasons remain unchanged, as do restrictions for loading bays, bus bays and other service parking.”

Caution notices will be issued in the first two weeks of the changes being implemented and a review, including further community consultation, will be conducted after three months to assess the effectiveness.

A complete schedule of the parking changes is below. More information is available at Your Voice Nedlands.