About the Five Dock Permit Parking Scheme

In November 2023, following three rounds of community consultation, Council implemented a Permit Parking Scheme (PPS) to address parking concerns in the Five Dock town centre. To learn more about the project background and the consultation that was undertaken, visit this page.

Proposed changes to the scheme

We are now proposing changes to the PPS to better meet the needs of residents and businesses. These changes aim to make it easier for residents and visitors to find parking, as well as improve traffic flow and safety.

The proposed changes are detailed in the maps below and include:

  • Extension of timed parking on Great North Rd from 1/2P to 1P, subject to approval from Transport for NSW
  • Extension of timed parking on parts of Rodd Rd, Barnstaple Rd, and Second Avenue from 1/2P to 1P
  • Extension of timed parking on West St, East St and Rodd Rd to increase the parking limit from 2P to 3P
  • Extension of timed parking on Waterview St, Sutton St and Park Rd to increase the parking limit from 2P to 4P
  • Expansion of the scheme to include Fairlight St, Minnesota Ave, Murralong Ave and Harrabrook Ave, with a 4P parking restriction as well as 'No Stopping' zones
  • 'No Stopping' and 'No Parking' signage on McGrath Ave, Kerin Ave and Innes St

Permit Parking Schemes (PPS) are areas where residents, business owners, and other eligible permit holders are given priority over other visitors in relation to on-street parking. This is typically achieved through the installation of timed parking restrictions with exemptions for permit holders, thereby increasing parking turnover whilst minimising the impact on residents and local businesses.
Council currently operates five PPS in Drummoyne, Chiswick, Strathfield and Concord West. Historically, these locations were selected due to a range of factors affecting the demand for the limited number of parking spaces in these areas. Over the years, these schemes have proven an effective way to balance the provision of parking for visitors to these areas whilst also meeting residents and business owners needs.

In early 2024 we asked businesses for feedback on the Five Dock Permit Parking Scheme (PPS) to ensure it meets the needs of businesses in the area.

Following this, on 19 March 2024, Council resolved to remove fees for Business Parking Permits in the Five Dock Parking Scheme and to refund the Business Parking Permit fees already paid in the 2023/24 financial year. Learn more here.

Furthermore, on 21 May 2024, Council resolved to update Council's Parking Policy to make Business Parking Permits transferable between vehicles.

Feedback on proposed changes to the scheme

Some of the changes we are proposing to the PPS are based on feedback received from businesses earlier this year, including the proposal to increase timed parking on Great North Road from 1/2P to 1P (subject to approval from Transport for NSW).

Business owners and employees are invited to provide further feedback on these changes via the form below.

Maps of proposed changes

You can download all maps from the document library on this page.

Map of all proposed changes to the Five Dock Permit Parking Scheme. Click image to enlarge.

Map of proposed changes to the Permit Parking Scheme

Extension of time limits

Great North Rd and direct off-streets

We're proposing to extend the timed parking on Great North Rd from 1/2P to 1P, subject to approval from Transport for NSW. Adjoining parts of Rodd Rd, Barnstaple Rd, and Second Avenue are also proposed to be extended from 1/2P to 1P.

This proposal is based on feedback received from businesses in the area highlighting the need for longer parking to give customers and clients sufficient time to access shops and services in the area.

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Map of proposed changes on Great North Rd

Surrounding streets

Changes to parking time limits are being proposed on West St, East St, Waterview St, Sutton St, Barnstaple Rd and Park Rd.

  • West St and East St - it is proposed to increase the parking limit from 2P to 3P
  • Waterview St, Sutton St and Park Rd - it is proposed to increase the parking limit from 2P to 4P

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Map of proposed changes on West St, East St, Waterview St, Sutton St, Barnstaple Rd and Park Rd

Other proposed changes

Extension of scheme

We're proposing to extend the Permit Parking Scheme to include Fairlight St, Minnesota Ave, Murralong Ave and Harrabrook Ave. Parking on these streets is proposed to be 4P. Some 'No Stopping' areas are also proposed to make it safer and easier for vehicles to pass each other or turn in/out.

McGrath Ave, Kerin Ave, Innes St

We're proposing to install 'No Stopping' and 'No Parking' signage on McGrath Ave, Kerin Ave and Innes St to make it safer for vehicles to pass/turn.

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Map of proposed changes on McGrath Ave

Provide your feedback

Feedback closes on Sunday 16 June 2024.

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