During peak Coronavirus lockdown, Manly suddenly had plenty of street parking, showing what it's like when only locals are parking here.
Manly's new Parking Permit scheme, to be rolled out in the next few months, is designed to keep the balance strongly in favour of residents. It will work by linking all new parking permits to a specific vehicle or address, thereby stopping the on-selling of permits and limiting them to genuine local residents.
There will also be a big reduction in the number of permits issued to businesses, and no permits for trailers or boats.
And in great news in this financially uncertain time, there will be NO increase in permit fees, and the first permit will still be free.
As well, an idea to limit parking permits to residents with insufficient off-street parking has been scrapped.
Specifically, each dwelling can apply for up to three permits, and a fourth under "extenuating circumstances"
* One permit per car can be purchased, which must be registered to the car's registration and applicant's home address.
* A multi-purchase permit can be purchased to be used by visitors, tradies etc. This permit must be linked to the home address of the applicant.
As well as residential and multi-use permits; business, car share, special issue and support worker permits will be available.
1st Permit - Free
2nd Permit - $42
3rd Permit - $110
Another permit may be issued under extenuating circumstances - $110
The new scheme will start on the following dates
Little Manly Zone 1 Oct 2020
Balgowlah 1 Oct 2020
Ethel St West 1 Nov 2020
Ocean Beach 1 Nov 2020
Isthmus 1 Dec 2020
Fairy Bower 1 Dec 2020
Tower Hill + 1 Mar 2021
Ivanhoe Park + 1 Apr 2021
Permit applications will open one month before in each case.
Existing residential parking permits remain valid (despite having passed their 'expiry' dates) until the respective start date in each area, and must be displayed. As a bonus, the permit validity extensions have given locals a permit fee holiday for at least six months.
You can view the Parking Scheme Framework below.
Candy Bingham, Deputy Mayor & Manly Ward Councillor on Northern Beaches Council. Background in marketing, public relations and community engagement. Author of five business books. Former Lady Mayoress of Sydney. Aka Candy Tymson.