PARKING woes could soon be eased in areas where residential development is prevalent.
An influx of new residents in homes in Mordialloc, Moorabbin and Cheltenham has seen streets clogged with parked cars over the past decade.
Property developers and real estate agents have been put on notice that Kingston Council will not issue additional car parking permits for new home residents around activity centres and major development precincts such as the former Highett Gas Works.
State planning laws specifying car parking spaces for new housing developments are “minimal”, according to council.
Mayor Cr Geoff Gledhill said most new developments provided just one car space for residents despite many homeowners and tenants having more than one vehicle which impacts on an area’s amenity for existing residents.
“As families we all have more cars [but] we can send a clear message to the market that when building apartments you provide sufficient parking on site,” Cr Gledhill said.
“Don’t just build something and assume there is parking in the surrounding streets for your development.”
The mayor said the real estate industry has been “quite supportive” about council’s parking spaces plan.
“We’re trying to get away from packing everyone in parking on the street.”
Council will consult with the community to establish a “not eligible for resident parking” list for specific areas identified as busy streets where future development is a possibility.
The findings will be considered by councillors at a council meeting later this year before the policy is officially adopted to protect on-street parking spots for existing residents.