City of Belmont to address parking shortfalls and issue of creating ‘concrete jungles’


City of Belmont is looking to solve the issue of parking shortfalls.
City of Belmont is looking to solve the issue of parking shortfalls.

CITY of Belmont will look to address parking shortfalls and “concrete jungles” in the region by approaching the WA Planning Commission and Transport, Planning and Lands Minister Rita Saffioti with potential solutions.

A motion that chief executive John Christie approach the two parties that “adequate parking provisions” be incorporated into all future planning policies was moved at Tuesday’s council meeting.

As part of the motion, the council wants one visitor bay to be provided for every two units as the lack of shared parking was resulting in a “crisis point” being reached across the metropolitan area and the City.

The council also wants mandatory provisions made in grouped and multiple unit developments to require urban greening to provide relief against the “concrete jungles and the heat sinks that are being built”.

The motion was brought to council by councillor Robert Rossi, who said the influx of service stations along Great Eastern Highway showed council was hamstrung on the issue.

Cr Steve Wolff spoke in support of the motion as it would reduce urban heat island effects.

The motion was passed unanimously.

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