Town of Victoria Park council deals with questions about parking problems

Town of Victoria Park council deals with questions about parking problems

QUESTIONS about whether the Town of Victoria Park has a problem with parking were raised at the council’s October meeting.

After three development applications at the meeting had a car parking shortfall, the council moved for cash-in-lieu payments to approve each of them.

Town of Victoria Park chief executive Anthony Vuleta said the Town’s proximity to the city and rising population meant it continually needed to review strategies and management of parking.

“The Town developed an Integrated Movement Network Strategy (IMNS) four years ago,” he said.

It included projected vehicle movements, parking requirements, land use and parking caps.

The issue of parking was remarked on by a few members of the public during the elected members briefing session and the ordinary council meeting.

Mr Vuleta said the Town’s Parking Management Plan focused on seven hot spots, which included sections of Albany Highway, Raphael Park, the Burswood light industrial area, the area around Oats Street Train Station and Technology Park.

Mr Vuleta said the Town’s parking in paid areas was fully occupied about one-third of the time.

“However, during peak periods some areas such as East Vic Park consistently operate beyond capacity,” he said.

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