Randwick City Council debates “Demand management” verse “supply management” solutions to competition for car parking in Kensington

The following motion was put by a Liberal Councillor to the 17th September meeting of Randwick City Council.

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Greens Councillor Murray Matson expressed reservations and argued that a “demand management” solution should be sought instead of the suggested “supply management” strategy of offering more car spaces.

He then moved the following amendment.

That Council refers this motion to the yearly Councillors’ Workshop to allow Councillors to consider it in relation to The Randwick City Plan, Council’s Transport Plan,  the CBD to Kingsford Light Rail Project, the government’s Urban Activation Precincts, the WestConnex motorway proposal and an overview of supply and demand management solutions and parking and congestion problems.”

The above Greens amendment was never voted on because the Liberal Councillor agreed to adopt it as his motion. The Labor Councillors subsequently moved an amendment of their own which. This was voted on and subsequently became the motion, which then became the final resolution as shown below.

NM82/13  Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos –  Carparks in West Ward (F2004/06326)

RESOLUTION: (Moore/Garcia) that Council:

a)     refers this motion to the yearly Councillors’ Workshop to allow Councillors to consider it in relation to The Randwick City Plan, Council’s Transport Plan,  the CBD to Kingsford Light Rail Project, the government’s Urban Activation Precincts, the WestConnex motorway proposal and an overview of supply and demand management solutions and parking and congestion problems.

 

b)     acknowledges resident, the community and local business concerns regarding the potential loss of parking along Anzac Parade with the loss of commercial, social and community access to the Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres.

 

c)     writes to the NSW State Government expressing the concerns put forward by both the business and community representatives as a result of the loss of parking access along Anzac Parade.

 

d)     seeks, from the NSW State Government, solutions to the loss of parking proposed as part of the light rail project.

 

MOTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that Council refers this motion to the yearly Councillors’ Workshop to allow Councillors to consider it in relation to The Randwick City Plan, Council’s Transport Plan,  the CBD to Kingsford Light Rail Project, the government’s Urban Activation Precincts, the WestConnex motorway proposal and an overview of supply and demand management solutions and parking and congestion problems.

 

AMENDMENT: (Moore/Garcia) CARRIED AND BECAME THE MOTION.

MOTION: (Moore/Garcia) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

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