More cash for more parking


Jessica Micallef

Hume council will spend an additional $200,000 to create indented parking bays across the municipality’s narrowest streets.

The council has increased its annual funding from $400,000 to $600,000 to speed up the delivery of indented car parking bays.

Mayor Carly Moore said the extra funding would be welcome news for Hume residents living on narrow streets.

“The council is obligated to enforce Victorian road safety rules, which prohibit parking on nature strips,” she said.

“But we also understand that there may be a lack of parking on narrow streets, which is why we have this program in place.

“Over the last four years, the council has implemented indented car parking in 25 narrow streets and has increased funding to speed up the delivery of indented car parking for 34 streets that have met the assessment criteria.

“If residents believe there is a shortage of on-street parking in their street, they should get in touch with the council and we will determine whether the street is eligible for indented parking.”

The council created a Parking On Narrow Streets policy in 2016. Under the policy, a street is considered to be too narrow if, when two vehicles are parked at the kerbside opposite each other, there is less than three metres of road width available for through traffic.

Consultation with residents and property owners is undertaken prior to the implementation of indented car parking bays.