|Have Your Say on Parking in Russell, Barton and the Parliamentary Zone|
6 November 2010
A discussion paper exploring options for parking in Russell, Barton and the Parliamentary Zone was released today.
The discussion paper was prepared by an intergovernmental committee on parking. The committee comprises representatives from six Australian Government and three ACT Government departments.
Community feedback is sought via a dedicated interactive website, or by hardcopy submissions.
'Social networking tools on the website will allow all Australians, regardless of where they reside, to have their say on parking in the central areas of the national capital.
'There are four ways to have your say – on the online discussion board, by questionnaire, in person at the public forums, or send us your thoughts.
'Public comments will be included in a consultation report, and will assist in developing policy options for parking management in Russell, Barton and the Parliamentary Zone,' said Andrew Smith, Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee.
Other consultation will include direct engagement with key stakeholders, and public forums on Wednesday 24 November and Sunday 28 November 2010.
Parking management options in the discussion paper include:
A parking audit, included in the discussion paper, found there is an undersupply of publicly available spaces in Russell, Barton and the Parliamentary Zone.
'The discussion paper examines issues that may further affect parking supply and demand in the near future,' said Mr Smith.
The discussion paper is available for download at here, or for a hardcopy version please call 02 6271 2888.
Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 17 December 2010.
In July 2009, the Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP convened an Intergovernmental Committee to review parking in the Parliamentary Zone, Barton and Russell.
The Committee is chaired by the National Capital Authority, and includes representatives from: