Paid parking for parts of Moonee Valley

Friday, 14 September 2018

Moonee Valley Council will implement paid parking in parts of the municipality to free up parking spaces in busy areas.

The move will address concerns about significant congestion caused by drivers travelling into Moonee Valley, particularly to park near public transport.

Moonee Valley Chief Executive Bryan Lancaster said in some areas the demand for parking is already greater than the amount of parking available.

“People driving to Moonee Valley to park for the day, combined with a growing population and increased housing density locally, means the demand for parking problem will only increase,” Mr Lancaster said.

“By implementing paid parking in certain areas, our aim is to free up parking spaces for those who live and shop in the area.

“Parking fees encourage drivers to think carefully about their time, and how they might use public parking, resulting in greater turnover and increased availability of parking spaces.”

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek said Council wants to encourage people to consider other sustainable methods of transport.

“We want Moonee Valley to be a healthy city, where people can easily walk, cycle or catch public transport to get where they need to go,” Cr Sipek said.

“We’ll continue to advocate for better public transport for our residents and those who travel to Moonee Valley for work, to study or for recreation.”

Council has also reviewed current paid parking on Alexandra Avenue, Moonee Ponds and will reduce the fees and implement time restrictions in some of the bays.

Visit our parking page for details on the planned paid parking locations and fees.

Contact for journalists:

Kate Murphy, Media Advisor
Phone: 03 9243 1645; Mobile 0419 507 339; Email: media@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Sunday, 11 November 2018, 10:16 PM