Council deals with more than 3000 traffic and parking issues per year. While a large part of our work involves discussing and investigating traffic and parking concerns raised by residents, a significant amount of work is also undertaken investigating ways to improve traffic routes, intersections, public transport, bicycle and freight movements.
As the population of the metropolitan area increases and the density of residential development increases, traffic volumes also rise. This traffic increase can be a concern to residents, but there is no easy solution. Council can take steps to try to achieve a fairer distribution of traffic around the residential area (by encouraging more use of main roads and less use of narrow residential streets), but it has to be careful that it doesn’t just shift the traffic “problem” to another street.
Residents can also be concerned about speeding motorists. Council, VicRoads, Victoria Police and the Department of Justice are working together to try and modify the driving behaviour of motorists to improve safety.
Requests by residents for measures to reduce speeding and unsafe driving go through an extensive investigation and consultation process. The extent of the problem is ascertained and then prioritised against other requests. Council provides funding for new traffic measures each year, but the funding is limited. As a result, not all requests are approved, and those that are may not be implemented as quickly as residents would like.
Parking issues can also be a concern for our residents, visitors, shoppers, traders, workers and commuters. In certain areas such as shopping centres, there are more people wanting to park than spaces available. Resolving parking concerns can be difficult at times, particularly balancing the needs of residents, traders, shoppers, etc.
Council has therefore adopted the On-Street Parking Management Framework (download at Related Information) to provide a transparent mechanism that ensures a consistent, equitable and balanced approach to the management of on-street public car parking facilities through the municipality. This Framework provides guidance for the introduction of new parking restrictions or the modification of existing conditions where a road safety hazard has been identified, or where parking spaces are in high demand.
Parking permits. Residential parking in Banyule. Parking for People with Disabilities.
Parking in Banyule. Local Laws related to parking in Banyule.
Paying infringement notices. Contesting infringement notices. Nominating another driver.
Raising traffic issues and concerns in Banyule.
Transport and traffic permits for activities on local roads in Banyule requiring road authority approval.