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Council News


15 April 2020

Changes to Parking in the City of Parramatta

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, City of Parramatta Council has made some changes to a number of its services and operations, including parking. 

Increased short-term parking spots

To accommodate recent changes to business operations in line with government restrictions, Council has increased the number of short-term (5 and 15 minute) parking spots on local streets to facilitate takeaway, pickup and click-and-collect services. By ensuring regular turnover of these parking spots, more people are able to stop and support our local businesses.

Longer grace periods

In addition, Council has eased parking restrictions on all 1P, 2P and 4P timed parking zones by extending the grace period from 10 minutes to 1 hour. Drivers who fail to move their car after this extended grace period, will receive a caution. A fine may be issued on the third and subsequent occasions.

Safe parking

While Council is doing what it can to make things easier for the community, safety remains our utmost priority. Parking officers are required to act on parking offences that impact the safety of pedestrians and drivers; these include failure to comply with No Stopping, No Parking and School Zones. In addition, Council will continue to monitor parking at the end of intersections, adjacent to unbroken dividing lines in narrow streets, as well as other infringements, such as blocking access to driveways and parking in loading zones.

While we recognise that this is a stressful time for everyone, we ask that the community be kind and respectful to each other, Council staff and frontline workers. 

If you would like to appeal a parking fine, please visit Revenue NSW for information.

Find a park and see what’s open

Residents interested in finding out which local businesses are still operating as well as information about parking (including location, time restrictions, cost) are encouraged to visit the Parramatta Local Business & Parking Finder.

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