What is public exhibition?

The Council endorses the public exhibition of draft strategies and plans to give our community an opportunity to provide feedback before the documents are finalised and adopted by the Council.

How long is the exhibition period for the draft Lake Macquarie City Parking Strategy?

The exhibition period is 42 days, from Thursday 12 October to Thursday 30 November 2017.

How can I provide my feedback during the public exhibition?

  1. Online submission at shape.lakemac.com.au/lake-mac-parking

  2. Send written submissions to: General Manager, Lake Macquarie City Council, Box 1906, Hunter Regional Mail Centre NSW 2310

  3. Email council@lakemac.nsw.gov.au.


I’d like to view the consultation Parking Strategy interactive map showing community comment?

You can view the Parking Strategy interactive map here.

Why has Lake Macquarie City Council prepared a Parking Strategy?

Lake Macquarie City Council has developed a City-wide Parking Strategy to provide a long-term plan for the provision and management of parking and transportation across the City.

The Parking Strategy aims to provide a parking framework to assist in the decision making process for parking across the City.

The findings and recommendations arising from the Strategy will enable the City to better prepare, plan for, and manage parking issues. This may include individual parking management plans for each town centre or other areas identified as requiring detailed planning or management controls.

Lake Macquarie City Council is preparing a City-wide Parking Strategy to provide a long-term plan for the provision and management of parking across the City.The Parking Strategy aims to provide a parking framework to assist in the decision making process for parking across the City.The findings and recommendations arising from the Strategy will enable the City to better prepare, plan for, and manage parking issues. This may include individual parking management plans for each town centre, or other areas identified as requiring detailed planning or management controls.

Does Lake Macquarie currently have a Parking Strategy?

Currently the City has not previously benefited from a formal City-wide Parking Strategy and has dealt with parking demand and supply issues on a case-by-case basis.

The City is currently experiencing increased population and business growth. This growth in new developments and ongoing residential in-fill will continue ti place increased pressure on car parking for businesses, visitors, residents and employees.

To plan for and manage parking within the City, it is important to prepare a Parking Strategy to set guidelines for the management of parking, and identify parking demand and supply.

How was the Parking Strategy developed?

The Council engaged a wide variety of stakeholders including residents, business owners, visitors, government agencies, workers, shoppers and commuters to learn more about our current and future parking needs.

Stakeholders were invited to identify issues and opportunities to improve parking in the City. The information collected was then collated and analysed. The Parking Strategy was developed based on the findings and recommendations arising from the community consultation and best practice. Council is now seeking feedback from the community and stakeholders on the recommendations of the Strategy.

The actions within the Parking Strategy are expected to commence implementation in 2017.

The information collected will also assist in the development of the City's Integrated Transport Strategy, which forms part of the Lifestyle 2050 Project.

The City is engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders including residents, business owners, visitors, government agencies, workers, shoppers and commuters to learn more about our current and future parking needs.Stakeholders are invited to identify issues and opportunities to improve parking in the City. The information collected will then be collated and analysed. The Parking Strategy will be developed based on the findings and recommendations arising from the Strategy. Council will then seek feedback from the community and stakeholders on the recommendations of the Strategy.The actions within the Parking Strategy are expected to commence implementation in 2017.The information collected will also assist in the development of the City's Integrated Transport Strategy, which forms part of the Lifestyle 2050 Project.

What are the Council's plans for parking?

Lake Macquarie City Council has prepared a draft City-wide Parking Strategy that provides a long-term plan for the provision and management of parking. We are seeking feedback from the community on the Strategy recommendations and action plan.

The Scope of the Parking Strategy includes:

  • The management of public on and off-street parking;
  • The provision of private off-street parking to support new developments; and
  • Funding mechanisms for parking infrastructure
Lake Macquarie City Council is preparing a City-wide Parking Strategy that will provide a long-term plan for the provision and management of parking. We are seeking input from the community and stakeholders to identify issues and opportunities to improve parking.The Scope of the Parking Strategy includes:The management of public on and off-street parking;The provision of private off-street parking to support new developments; andFunding mechanisms for parking infrastructure