Update - April 2020

The Greensborough Parking Plan was adopted by Council on 7 October 2019. The Parking Plan will guide parking management in Greensborough and will include changes to parking restrictions, carparking lighting and signage to meet the needs of the community.

A planning scheme amendment is the next step in implementing one of the Parking Plan’s recommendations to reduce parking requirements for new developments. This will bring them in line with similar activity centres across metropolitan Melbourne.

To address this recommendation, we have prepared Amendment C159 to the Banyule Planning Scheme.

About the project

Greensborough is a vibrant and sought after community with many people choosing to live, work, study or play in the area. Parking management is important so that Greensborough remains well visited and accessible.

To manage parking into the future, we have developed the Greensborough Parking Plan in alignment with the Banyule Integrated Transport Plan 2015-2019.

The Plan helps ensure Greensborough grows economically, with great amenity, accessibility, walkability and remains a great place to be.

Our approach

To help us develop the Draft Greensborough Parking Plan, we audited the carparks in the Greensborough study area. The audits were done on a Thursday and a Saturday (to capture work and leisure activities). These audits showed the availability and use of car parking in the area, helping us decide what is needed for the future. We also met with a variety of stakeholders to identify their parking concerns. Stakeholders included the local primary school, churches, Greensborough RSL, WaterMarc and the Greensborough Chamber of Commerce.

The key findings and recommendations highlighted below work to ensure that the Draft Greensborough Parking Plan will meet community parking needs into the future.

23 May 2019 - Thanks for all your comments so far on the draft Greensborough Parking Plan. We received some comments around wanting more information about place making and promotion of sustainable transport options in Greensborough. We have uploaded the Greensborough Transport Masterplan (see document library) which has more detail on Council's direction in giving more priority to walkability, safe cycling and public transport accessibility and services.

What we found

Key findings

The key findings of the car park study are:

  • Greensborough Activity Centre has over 7000 available public car park spaces which is sufficient for current needs.
  • Most visitors stay in Greensborough for less than one hour.
  • Parking is in highest demand at midday on weekdays with 80% of car parking spaces in use during this time.
  • Visiting hours have spread out over the day since 2006, with the activity centre being operational for longer hours.
  • An increase in visitors is expected over the next 20 years as Greensborough develops.

What we recommend

Recommendations

The following recommendations have been made and included in the Draft Greensborough Parking Plan:

  • Car park improvements; improved lighting, improved pedestrian facilities, disability parking provisions, electronic parking signage and maps to all day parking.
  • Promotion of other transport options.
  • Increased parking enforcement.
  • Apply trader and developer parking provision requirements in line with similar activity centres.
  • Development of more car parks to be considered in the longer term, if needed.

Amendment C159

The Greensborough Parking Plan assessed parking requirements in the Greensborough Activity Centre and found the current parking rates (number of car parking spaces) specified in Schedule 1 of Clause 45.09 (Parking Overlay) to be excessive for an activity centre.

Planning Scheme Amendment C159 seeks to fix this by deleting Schedule 1 of Clause 45.09 (Parking Overlay). Once deleted, car parking requirements for new developments within the Greensborough Activity Centre will default to the State standard requirements of Clause 52.06 (Car Parking) therefore bringing our parking requirements in line with similar activity centres across metropolitan Melbourne.

Amendment C159 means that car parking requirements for new developments in the Greensborough Activity Centre will change for the following uses only:

UsesExisting car parking requirements under schedule 1 of Clause 45.09 (proposed to delete)State standard car parking requirements under Clause 52.06 (column b of table 1)
No. of car parking spacesMeasureNo. of car parking spacesMeasure
Dwelling (including apartments and townhouse)1For each one and two bedroom dwelling, plus1For each one and two bedroom dwelling, plus (no change)
2For each three or more bedroom dwelling, plus2For each three or more bedroom dwelling, plus (no change)
0.2Visitor spaces for each dwelling0Visitor spaces for each dwelling
Restaurant0.4 For each seat3.5For each 100sqm of leasable floor space
Restricted retail premises*2.5For each 100sqm of leasable floor area2.5For each 100sqm of leasable floor area (no change)
Shop other than restricted retail premises4.6For each 100sqm of leasable floor area3.5For each 100sqm of leasable floor area

*A restricted retail premises is defined as land used to sell or hire: automotive parts and accessories; camping, outdoor and recreation goods; electric light fittings; animal supplies including equestrian and pet goods; floor and window coverings; furniture, bedding, furnishings, fabric and manchester and homewares; household appliances, household electrical goods and home entertainment goods; party supplies; swimming pools; office equipment and supplies; baby and children’s goods, children’s play equipment and accessories;

All other uses will continue to comply with Clause 52.06 (Column b of Table 1).

Exhibition

Public exhibition

The proposed Amendment C159 is on public exhibition between 21 April 2020 to 18 June 2020.

You can view the amendment and any supporting documents:

Submission

Making a submission

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority about the amendment.

Submissions can be made in writing or online, using the form below.

All submissions must include the submitter’s name and contact address, clear information stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

Name and contact details of submitters are required for council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend council meetings and any public hearing pertaining to the submissions. The closing date for submissions 18 June 2020 at 5pm.

The planning authority must make a copy of every submission available at request for any person to inspect, free of charge, for two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

Written submissions must be sent to:

Strategic Planning – Amendment C159
Banyule City Council
PO Box 94, Greensborough, Victoria 3088

Online submission form

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Panel hearings

If your submission cannot be resolved, the amendment may be referred to an independent panel appointed by the Minister for Planning.

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Terms

Council must make available for inspection a copy of any submissions made. Council may also provide copies of submissions to other parties for the purpose of consideration as part of the planning process. Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any panel hearing held to consider submissions.