Maitland parking study pushes forward
A long-awaited study into car parking in Maitland’s CBD is expected to be completed by July 2019, with consultants now engaged to conduct a review.
In mid-2017 Council resolved to undertake a review of car parking requirements in the city centre after the completion of the Stockland Green Hills redevelopment.
The study involves a review of the Central Maitland parking strategy, consideration of a multi-storey car park option and parking surveys particularly focused on business areas.
Community engagement will also to be undertaken.
Last week an update on progress was sought by Councillor Philip Penfold, who previously floated the idea during the 2017 local government election campaign.
“I am pleased with the officer’s response,” he said.
“There is a petition currently making the rounds to advocate for more CBD parking.
“I continue to hold the view from the Central Maitland Structure Plan to construct a multi-storey car park is warranted and I am pleased that this will be examined.”
The 2009 Central Maitland Structure Plan noted the amount of space used for single level car parking and suggested consolidating these car parks to enable better land use.