May 2022 Update

The engagement findings report for the Public Parking Plan has been released. Word and PDF versions of the report can be found in the document library on this page.

The Final Pakington Street and Gordon Avenue Urban Design Framework (UDF) includes an action to prepare a Public Parking Plan for Pakington Street North and Heritage Core Precincts (see the study area map below). We will be preparing the Public Parking Plan over the coming months.

A parking plan analyses the parking conditions and needs of an area and can provide the basis for a Public Parking Overlay or other appropriate implementation mechanisms. A Parking Overlay implements a car parking plan in a statutory form.

Our Aim

The aim of the Pakington Street Public Parking Plan is to work with Pakington Street businesses and the broader community to understand how we can better manage existing public parking spaces, ensuring they cater for the needs of businesses, local community and visitors.

The scope of the Public Parking Plan includes:

  • existing public parking spaces servicing businesses along Pakington Street (including public parking facilities behind Pakington Street businesses)

The scope of the Public Parking Plan does not include:

  • the provision of public parking spaces in residential areas (this will be addressed in future studies)
  • the provision of private parking facilities
  • the provision of new off-street public parking spaces (this will be addressed in future studies).

Previous engagement

The Geelong West community and visitors to Pakington Street have been engaged in the development of the Urban Design Framework (UDF) through two formal engagements held in March 2020 (draft UDF) and again in August 2021 (interim final UDF). Community feedback about parking focused on:

  • Lack of sufficient parking spaces in residential streets
  • Need for further parking spaces servicing commercial areas.

The community's feedback was considered in the development of the Final Pakington Street and Gordon Avenue Urban Design Framework.

Have Your Say

Business workshops

We are running two workshops in May 2022 with local businesses to seek input into public parking issues and needs.

The input provided by the community members and businesses owners will be used to inform the Public Parking Plan.

Thanks to those who have already registered to attend the workshops with businesses to discuss Pakington Street public parking issues and challenges. The workshops will be held from 6-8pm on Monday 23 May and Monday 6 June.

Registrations for the workshops have now closed.

Pakington St Business Owners and Managers

We are running two workshops (Monday 23 May & 6 June) with business owners and managers to discuss parking needs and issues on Pakington Street.

Community members and Pakington Street Visitors

Community feedback closed on Monday 28 March.

Other Materials

Have a look at the study area map and the final UDF below.
  • Study Area

    The Final Pakington Street and Gordon Avenue Urban Design Framework (UDF) includes an action for preparing a Parking Plan for Pakington North and Heritage Core Precincts (from Church Street to Gordon Avenue).

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