Parking - Parking Permit Schemes Policy

Parking Permit Schemes  Document No:  CPL265.3 
Approval Date:  28 October 2008
Approved By: Council  
Review Date:  October 2011  
Responsible Officer:  General Manager Development Sustainability
and General Manager City Services
Expiry Date:  N/a 
Version No:   01  
Authorising Officer:   Chief Executive Officer 

1. Purpose

This Policy outlines the requirements for the provision of parking permits.

2. Scope

This policy applies to residents and businesses within the Geelong region that have restricted parking access, where the parking is within and/or adjacent to a place of residence, large commercial centres, other major activity developments and at the perimeter of parking restriction areas or to residents who are returned service personnel

3. References

  • Local Law – Parking (Schemes and Equipment)
  • Local Government Act 1989
  • Road Safety Act 1986
  • Geelong Transport Strategy
  • Parking Permits Scheme Management Procedure

4. Definitions

Major activity developments includes, but is not limited to:

  • Hospitals
  • Educational institutions
  • Major sporting facilities
  • Major railway stations


5. Council Policy

Council will issue parking permits where necessary on a street or area basis and will involve either the designation of permit zones in selected locations, or the exemption of permit holders from the time limit or prescribed parking fees of the parking restrictions.

In order to achieve this Council will establish a parking permit scheme and:

  • Issue parking permits for residents, visitors, businesses and eligible returned service personnel.
  • Charge fees for business parking permits that are based on the cost of alternative commercial parking.
  • Limit the number of residential parking permits per household to two with no charge. Limit the number of permits issued to business premises to minimise parking congestion and to discourage high levels of car ownership in congested areas, limit the number of permits per returned service personnel to one per person.
  • Require applications for parking permits at intervals not exceeding three years.


6. Quality Records

Quality Records shall be retained for at least the period shown below.

Record Retention/Disposal Responsibility Retention Period Location
Parking permits Corporate Records 2 years after expiry Corporate Records


7. Attachments

  • Nil


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