Draft Transport Action Plan

Council is asking for feedback on their draft Transport Action Plan: The Action Plan is intended to be read in conjunction with the Yarra Transport Strategy and provides “additional information …

Melbourne’s new Parking Plan

The City of Melbourne has adopted a draft Parking and Kerbside Management Plan, which is now out for community consultation: Most importantly, the draft recognises that on-street parking is subsidised: …

Help build 1 million homes

Dear M9 Mayors and CEOs, The federal government has asked the states and territories to overhaul their planning and zoning regulations to help build 1 million homes across the country: …

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 …