Parking in our City Centre

Monday, 26 October 2015

Council is continuing to tackle the challenges of managing parking in Penrith's City Centre to meet the needs of residents, visitors, workers and commuters.

"We have a mix of parking to cater for the needs of all day users and short term users but often, the balance is hard to strike," Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown said.

Council provides a number of large carparks around the City Centre, generally at ground level, along with the Judges Place three storey structure.

"These carparks provide a significant opportunity for Council to revitalise the City Centre. Council is considering how we can provide significantly more spaces using the same land and obviously multi-deck car parking is the way to go however it's very expensive.

"At the same time we're trying to find out how the current parking supply can be used in a better way. We'll be conducting licence plate surveys in coming weeks to try and identify where and for how long cars are staying.

"You will see people out with clipboards, trying to gather the information we need to get a clearer picture on the issue. Business owners tell me they have trouble getting parking for their staff and shoppers and we need to understand this in order to address it."

The data captured will provide council with a valuable snapshot of current parking trends and help us review timing and distribution of parking spaces across the City Centre. 

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 26 October 2015.