Public Exhibition: 15 Minute 'Drop In' Zones

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Update

15 minute free ‘drop in’ zones have been installed in key locations in Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction and Charing Cross. The locations were placed on public exhibition and received support from the community.

15 minute ‘drop in’ zones provide a safe area for the drop off and pick up of friends and family and provide convenient parking for quick trips such as grabbing a coffee and picking up dry cleaning. Council officers will patrol the zones to ensure turnover and availability.

A meter ticket is not required. Just look for the P15 signs.

Background

Council resolved at its meeting

Update

15 minute free ‘drop in’ zones have been installed in key locations in Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction and Charing Cross. The locations were placed on public exhibition and received support from the community.

15 minute ‘drop in’ zones provide a safe area for the drop off and pick up of friends and family and provide convenient parking for quick trips such as grabbing a coffee and picking up dry cleaning. Council officers will patrol the zones to ensure turnover and availability.

A meter ticket is not required. Just look for the P15 signs.

Background

Council resolved at its meeting on 20 November 2018 to place on public exhibition the proposed locations of 15 minute ‘Drop In’ Zones in Bondi Junction, Charing Cross and Bondi Beach.

Members of the public are invited to provide comment on the proposed locations. Copies of the map showing the proposed locations of 15 minute ‘Drop In’ Zones are available via the Document Library on your right or can be obtained in hard copy from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring St, Bondi Junction.

Submissions should be lodged via our feedback form below or emailed to info@waverley.nsw.gov.au. In accordance with the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 all submission received will be available for public viewing upon request.

Submissions close on 11 January at 5pm.

Consultation has concluded
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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    What are 15 minute ‘drop in’ zones?

    15 minute ‘drop in’ zones provide easy and safe parking for quick trips and drop offs and pick ups. Motorists can park close to shops and businesses in spaces where there are “P15 Minute" signs, a meter ticket is not required.

    Why is this being introduced?

    In April 2018 we consulted widely with the community on the benefits, implications and costs of six changes to parking. The community feedback revealed that approximately 62% of the community support the introduction of 15 minute ‘drop in’ zones. We are now consulting with the community on...

    What are 15 minute ‘drop in’ zones?

    15 minute ‘drop in’ zones provide easy and safe parking for quick trips and drop offs and pick ups. Motorists can park close to shops and businesses in spaces where there are “P15 Minute" signs, a meter ticket is not required.

    Why is this being introduced?

    In April 2018 we consulted widely with the community on the benefits, implications and costs of six changes to parking. The community feedback revealed that approximately 62% of the community support the introduction of 15 minute ‘drop in’ zones. We are now consulting with the community on the proposed locations for the 25 spaces.

    How were the locations selected?

    The proposed locations for 25 15 minute ‘drop in’ zones in Bondi Junction, Charing Cross and Bondi Beach have been selected based on their proximity to local businesses where transactions are likely to be less than 15 minutes. These 25 locations have been approved by the Waverley Traffic Committee.

    What about 15 minute free parking in all metered spaces?

    Free 15 minute parking in metered zones typically involves the motorist displaying a free meter ticket and leaving after 15 minutes. Council will not be making this change due to a lack of strong support from the community in our consultation in April 2018. The 15 minute ‘drop in’ zones are an alternative and are easier to enforce, ensuring vehicle turnover and the availability of parking spaces.

    What are the benefits?

    · Residents have free drop in spaces for quick errands.

    · Can be used for loading and unloading from vehicles.

    · Improves access to businesses that require quick customer turnover.

    · Provides a safe area suitable for pick up and drop off.

    · Designated spaces can be patrolled to ensure turnover of vehicles.

    When is this being introduced?

    Following a 28 day Public Exhibition period of the proposed locations for the 15 minute ‘drop in’ zones a report will be submitted to Council which includes the community feedback. If there are no strong objections to the locations then the 15 minute ‘drop in’ zones will be available once signage has been replaced and line marking completed.