1. REMOVAL OF PARKING ALONG HERRING ROAD SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN WATERLOO ROAD AND WINDSOR DRIVE
The Macquarie Park Bus Priority Infrastructure Project aims to increase the reliability and efficiency of bus services, while easing congestion for all road users. This work is being carried out by Ward Civil on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).
To construct a new bus lane on Herring Road (Southbound) between Waterloo Road and Windsor Drive, the existing kerbside parking will be permanently removed. Work to construct the new bus lane will commence on Wednesday 1 August 2018.
The existing bus stop will also be moved approximately 25m towards Waterloo Rd. The map below shows the section of Herring Road where parking will be removed.
For more information about the Macquarie Park Bus Priority and Capacity Improvements, you can visit:
or call 1800 636 870.
2. CHANGES TO PARKING METER FEES IN MACQUARIE PARK
The Macquarie Park corridor has experienced significance growth in recent years and is expected to double in floor space and worker numbers by 2031. Congestion is an issue in the area and is expected to increase with growth. The parking provisions in the area will play a decisive role in managing this congestion by influencing the mode of transport that workers, students, and visitors use to get to Macquarie Park.
In June 2016, Council endorsed incremental changes to the parking meter fees in Macquarie Park, in response to the traffic, parking and congestion issues.
Q: What are the changes to the Parking Meter Fees?
A: The hourly parking meter rate will increase from $3.00 to $3.50 per hour.
Q: When will this change occur?
A: The new rate will occur on 1 July 2018.
Q: Who made this decision to change the fees?
A: The changes were approved by Council on the 28th June 2016. A report was prepared for Council's consideration following extensive consultation.
Q: How will drivers be informed about the changes?
A: A four-week awareness campaign will be implemented to alert drivers to the change. This will include: flyers distributed to businesses, stickers on parking meters and promotion through the media, newsletters and on Council's web site.
Q: Where does the parking revenue go? And what is it spent on?
A: Car parking feeds go into General Revenue. Council has agreed that any additional revenue derived from the increased hourly rate and removal of the cap will be directed to transport and pedestrian initiatives in Macquarie Park.
Q: Why was the change undertaken?
A: Congestion levels in Macquarie Park has increased significantly and the parking provisions in the area will play a decisive role in managing this congestion by influencing the mode of transport that workers use to get to Macquarie Park.