18 October 2023
Put your indicators on and tell us what you think; council’s new draft parking strategy is now open for community feedback.
Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chairperson Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said the iGO Parking Strategy and Action Plan would help shape how council manages parking and the kerbside across the city into the future.
“Across Ipswich Central, there are currently more than 6,000 publicly owned and operated parking spaces, made up of about 4,200 on-street public parking spaces and 1,800 off-street spaces. The majority of these spaces are free,” Mayor Harding said.
“The iGO Parking Strategy and Action Plan will help council manage demand for parking across the city, in a sustainable manner in line with our growth.
“This will ensure that Ipswich’s growing community has access to suitable parking that is evidence-based and fiscally responsible, while encouraging a shift towards more sustainable forms of transport.
“Council is focused on delivering solutions for residents that allow everyone to get around our city quickly, efficiently and safely.”
Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Deputy Chairperson Councillor Paul Tully said the draft strategy would form a critical aspect of Ipswich’s growth and development.
“Parking policy has a wide impact on our society across a range of issues, including accessibility, and encouraging more public and active transport use,” Cr Tully said.
“Parking also impacts the amenity of local streets, the levels of car dependency in our society, and congestion.
“Your feedback will help guide our approach to parking and kerbside management across the city.”
Residents can visit Shape Your Ipswich until 7 November to share their thoughts.