Eliminating the deficit

The council budget for 2022/2023 was adopted last week, with the officer report stating that council is facing a loss in excess of $50 million from COVID: The Municipal Monitor’s …

Parking maximums in West Melbourne

Amendment c385melb has been gazetted by the state government Planning Minister, eliminating parking minimums and imposing parking maximums: Our view Streets Alive Yarra supports the amendment. We’d like to see …

Pricing of on-street parking

The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) has published a free guide to the pricing of on-street parking, aimed at municipal planners. Parking in cities is not just about …

Free pizza = free parking

Imagine if the City of Yarra set up a stall on each street, each day, to give away free pizza. Many people would like it. Many parents would stop at …

Faster reforms to parking

A previous article examined Yarra’s existing parking policies, highlighted their inconsistencies, and offered solutions. Most of the proposed solutions require council to update their systems and technologies, such as releasing …

Cremorne parking reform

In December 2020 the Victorian Planning Authority published the¬†Cremorne Place Implementation Plan: One of its recommendations is to reform how parking is managed in Cremorne: In response Streets Alive Yarra …

Manifesto for reform

Building on the Committee for Melbourne’s “Transporting Melbourne” report, Streets Alive Yarra offers the following “Manifesto for Reform” for the City of Yarra. The document describes several clearly identifiable trends: …