Council is proposing a Permit Parking Scheme to address parking concerns in the Five Dock town centre.

Following the commencement of construction in the heart of Five Dock for the future Metro West station, and recent feedback on Council’s community-led plan (Our Future 2036), parking within Five Dock has been highlighted as a key area of community interest. In light of this feedback, we want to work with you to develop a parking scheme that works for the whole community.

After an initial consultation with the community in December 2021, we are now sharing a draft map of proposed restrictions for the community's review. Please provide your feedback by 12 August 2022. A map of proposed restrictions and details on how you can provide feedback can be found below.

What is a Permit Parking Scheme (PPS)

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.

Round 1 Consultation Outcomes

Feedback gathered during the first round of consultation showed strong support for a Permit Parking Scheme to better balance the demands of the various road users in Five Dock, with over 80% of respondents supporting a Permit Parking Scheme on their street.

Have your say

Do you support our proposed Permit Parking Scheme in Five Dock? Share your feedback via the survey below to let us know. Feedback will be considered before a report is made to Council for implementation..

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Other ways to provide feedback:

  • By email: council@canadabay.nsw.gov.au with the subject 'Five Dock Permit Parking Scheme'
  • By phone: 9911 6555
  • In person: Drop-in session to be held at Five Dock Library from 5-7pm on Tuesday, 26 July 2022
  • By mail: Attention: Lawrence Huang, Traffic and Transport Officer

City of Canada Bay Council, Locked Bay 1470, Drummoyne NSW 1470

Feedback closes at 5pm on Friday, 12 August 2022.

Map of Proposed Restrictions

Map of proposed restrictions in Five Dock.

Map of proposed restrictions in Five Dock. Click to enlarge. A higher resolution map is provided in the "Documents" tab on this page.

A higher resolution map has been provided as a pdf under the 'Documents' tab on the right hand side of the page.

Study area

Map of the original study area in Five Dock

Map of original study area in Five Dock. Click to enlarge.

Types of permits

Each eligible residential property can apply for up to three Residential Parking Permits minus the number of off-street parking spaces they have at the property. These permits last for two years and are tied to a specific vehicle registration number.

Some properties are not eligible for permits due to development application conditions. Other properties, such as duplexes, may appear as multiple properties but are classified as a single property. In such cases, Council will only consider the collective as one property.

Each eligible business property can apply for up to two business parking permits minus the number of off-street parking spaces. These permits last for one year and are tied to a specific vehicle registration number.

Some properties are not eligible for permits due to development application conditions. Other properties, such as those with multiple commercial tenancies, may appear as multiple properties but are classified as a single property. In such cases, Council will only consider the collective as one property.

All eligible residences within a Permit Parking Scheme are eligible for a Visitors Parking Permit. This permit is valid for one year and is not tied to a specific vehicle registration number, making it easy to transfer between vehicles.

Due to the nature of these permits, they are not replaced if they are lost, stolen or damaged. This is to ensure the integrity of the scheme is not compromised.

Permit allocation

Permit Parking Schemes (PPS) must follow mandatory guidelines set out by Transport for NSW which are reflected in Council's Parking Policy. These schemes are typically designed around areas with little to no off-street parking facilities. This can take the form of a garage, carport, driveway or any other such space that is designed to store vehicles located within a property. The diagram below illustrates how Council typically considers these spaces.

Examples of off-street parking

Examples of off-street parking. Click to enlarge.