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Deep Water Point Parking Management Plan

Deep Water Point Parking Management Plan


Thank you for your feedback on parking at Deep Water Point that will inform a Parking Management Plan for the area. We are now going through what you've told us.

Last Updated: 15 September 2020 Follow Engagement

About the Engagement

Recent and significant upgrades to Deep Water Point, including a new jetty, boat ramp, café, play equipment and picnic area have led to an increase in visitors and a subsequent increase in demand for parking at the riverside location.

With a view to maximising the use of available parking bays onsite, the City appointed a contractor – Cardno – to conduct comprehensive research to inform a long-term Parking Management Plan for the area. To date they have completed a parking occupancy survey of the area, focussing on the Deep Water Point and Esplanade car parks and surrounding streets. It found the Deep Water Point car park was at full capacity from approximately 9.30am to 5.00pm during the peak summer season, and the Esplanade off-street car park were also at full capacity from approximately 8.30am to 6.00pm during this peak period. The research also found a high demand for parking on surrounding streets during the summer period.

This engagement is focusing on current users of the Deep Water Point site and seeks to understand how they are currently accessing the Deep Water Point area and the issues they are facing at present.

It’s important to remember that parking is a complex problem and generally can’t be resolved by installing more car bays. The strategies in the Deep Water Point Parking Management Plan will focus on achieving optimal use of the already available parking in the area through contemporary, best practice parking management approaches.

Community Involvement

Thank you for giving us your feedback on parking at Deep Water Point using the survey and interactive map on this page. Opportunities to provide feedback closed at 4.00pm on Monday, 10 August 2020.

We will be hosting an information session where you can learn more about the feedback received during this engagement. If you have expressed interest in attending the information session in the survey, an invitation will be sent out to you via email.

Read the engagement report

Interactive Map

During the engagement you told us where you would usually park if you arrive at Deep Water Point by car and why you would park there.

 The following pins were used to share what you do and where you would usually park when you visit Deep Water Point, on this interactive map.
The opportunity to leave your feedback on the interactive map has closed but you can click on the icons on the map to see what people have told us about where they park when they visit Deep Water Point by car and why they park there.
For the best experience, we recommend you use a computer or tablet in landscape format.

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  • Thursday, 26 December 2019 and Monday, 30 December 2019 (7:00am-7:00pm)
  • Parking Occupancy Survey
    Conducted by Cardno
  • 20 July 2020
  • Online engagement starts
  • Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July 2020
  • User survey at Deep Water Point
    Conducted by Cardno
  • 4:00pm, Monday 10 August 2020
  • Online engagement finishes
  • September 2020
  • Engagement Report
  • 10 December 2020
  • Information session
  • 27 January 2021
  • Cardno to deliver Draft Parking Management Plan to the City
  • February 2021
  • Elected Member Information Session to review draft Plan
  • March / April 2021
  • Community consultation on the draft Plan

How we engaged with you

Who did we engage with?

We engaged with visitors to the Deep Water Point Reserve including,

  • tourists
  • users of boating facilities
  • small business operators at the reserve
  • visitors with disabilities
  • local residents who may walk or drive to the reserve to take exercise, walk the dog or socialise in the space.

Letters were sent to properties within the study area and an email was sent to a random sample of City's ratepayers and residents inviting them to participate in the online community engagement.

How could you get involved?

From Monday, 20 July to 4pm on Monday, 10 August 2020, you were invited to take the online survey on this page and mark a spot on the interactive map to show us where you would usually park when you visit the reserve.

Cardno conducted surveys at Deep Water Point on Saturday, 25 July and Sunday, 26 July 2020 and made direct contact with local groups that use the site.

An information session will be held in early September (date to be comfirmed) to allow us to present the findings from the engagement and ensure nothing has been missed. Attendance is by invitation-only to ensure a balanced mix of user types and representation from across the City. If you have registered your interest to attend the information session, an invitation will be sent out to you via the contact details you provided in the survey.

What happens to the information shared by the community?

Information shared by the community will inform the Parking Management Plan.

The results from the online engagement will be made available on this page. Following the engagement, Cardno will prepare their recommendations for consideration at Council.

Click on the 'Follow Engagement' button to receive updates on this engagement.


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