FINAL OUTCOME: January 2020
"It's a good outcome", that's the general view of residents regarding the updated Manly Resident Parking Scheme, aimed at providing parking for residents in their nearby streets, and preventing the illegal on-sale of permits for a profit.
While each dwelling will still be entitled to apply for up to three permits main changes are:
* Two permits must be registered to the car's registration and owner's home address.
* A multi-purchase permit can be used for visitors, tradies, carers etc and will also be linked the the home address of the applicant.
Fees are proposed follows*:
1st Permit - $47
2nd Permit - $121
3rd Permit - $210
*The fees are are public exhibition until February 12.
You can make a submission here
The new scheme will be applicable as existing permits become due, as follows:
Little Manly Zone 1 February 2020**
Balgowlah 1 February 2020**
Isthmus 1 March 2020
Ocean Beach 1 April 2020
Tower Hill + 1 May 2020
Ethel Street 1 June 2020
Fairy Bower 1 July 2020
Ivanhoe Park + 1 August 2020
** Until the fees have been finalised both Little Manly & Balgowlah existing permits will be extended beyond the February 2020. Notification will be made via email when these permits are due for renewal.
The council is working towards introducing digital permits, which will also make the trade in permits even more difficult.
UPDATE: December 2019
After extensive community consultation, the proposed Manly Resident Parking scheme has been rewritten, with many proposed parking permit restrictions scrapped. Manly residents will now be able to apply for up to two parking permits (which will be linked to vehicle registration and address) whether they have off-street parking or not. And they will be able to apply for a third permit "in extenuating circumstances". The "visitor permit" has been re-instated: one will be available for each household and it will now be linked to that specific residence, but not to a specific car. Linking permits either to a car or a household has been introduced to stop on-selling of permits, which has been a major problem.
Businesses can apply for permits, but they will be limited to one each. Some special issue permits will be available for schools, charities, clubs etc, but their numbers will be reduced and applications must be made in writing. Other changes from our existing system are that only motor vehicles (no boats, trailers or caravans) will be eligible for permits, and the price of permits will rise.
While Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is pushing for changes to Manly’s non-compliant parking scheme (there are many more permits issued than street parking spaces available), the Council has recognised that Manly is different, and will now implement only small and gradual changes to the scheme.
The updated framework is on display on the Council's Your Say web page, and is open for comments until 24th November. After that it will go to Council for ratification.
You can download and view the proposed revised scheme below:
Those residents living in areas with restricted parking are about to have their parking permits reviewed in an effort by the Northern Beaches Council to bring the long-running scheme in line with Roads & Maritime Services Parking Permit Mandatory Guidelines.
Currently there are less than 5000 on-street parking spaces, with over 10,000 permits issued.
The ten areas affected are Little Manly, Balgowlah, Tower Hill, Tower Hill Extension, Ocean Beach, The Isthmus (CBD), Fairy Bower, Ivanhoe Park, Ivanhoe Park Extension and Ethel Street.
The Guidelines state that only residents who have no off-street parking (or a residence that could not be reasonably modified to provide on-site parking space(s), are entitled to an on street permit - and only one.
Also, the number of permits are not to exceed the number of spaces available!
This will be a big task for council staff who will explore the issues residents face in finding parking, while also providing parking for tradies and visitors and regular carers of the elderly or young children.
The first step will be consulting with existing permit holders as well as undertaking an audit of off-street parking options. Current permit holders will receive an email from Council in the coming weeks inviting their input, and face-to-face meetings will be available at the Manly Town Hall.
A copy of the RMS Guidelines are attached.
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.