Burnside parkers prepare to pay

City of Bayswater Mayor Sylvan Albert on Burnside Street, where new parking restrictions will apply. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d415332
City of Bayswater Mayor Sylvan Albert on Burnside Street, where new parking restrictions will apply. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d415332

City of Bayswater Council has approved the introduction of no verge parking between 5 Burnside Street and Coode Street at all times, three-hour parking from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday between Drake and Coode streets and no parking on the road 8am-6pm Monday to Friday on the residential north side between Drake and Coode streets.

Council’s decision took into account that Halliday Park nearby was an active sporting reserve used during the day and evenings on weekends, with cars often needing to park along Burnside Street.

A petition was submitted to council last year from local residents concerned about all day commuters parking on Burnside Street without restrictions and cars obstructing the street.

Residents had an issue with cars parked on both sides of the narrow street, which added to traffic congestion and safety concerns in the area.

The City surveyed local residents on the best outcome to address their concerns with an inconclusive outcome.

Council’s decision was the result of part of the Car Parking Management Program Study of Bayswater and Maylands train stations and surrounding areas.

There was $20,000 allocated in the 2013/14 budget for the study, which included costs for installing signs and other infrastructure.