Brisbane Parking Taskforce

In June 2014, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk established the independent Brisbane Parking Taskforce (the Taskforce) to advise Council how to respond to parking issues and to best manage on-street parking in the future. The Taskforce included representatives from RACQ, P&C’s Queensland, National Retail Association, Multicap, Taxi Council Queensland, Transport Workers Union, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland, Parking Australia and Brisbane Transport.

Parking Taskforce Report released

The Taskforce has completed their review of over 1100 submissions from residents, schools and businesses, and has recommended a number of changes to Council’s policies and practices related to parking. Recommendations to improve parking for residents, businesses and visitors of Brisbane include:

  • free 15 minute parking in 7715 metered parking spaces outside of the CBD, and 1100 spaces in Council’s King George Square and Wickham Terrace car parks (CBD), to improve access to local shops and promote economic growth
  • a fast online parking permit system to simplify and streamline the parking permit application process
  • a freeze on residential parking permit fees
  • residents of new multi-unit developments and student accommodation lodged after 31 March 2015 will not be eligible for resident or visitor parking permits
  • investment in integrated parking technology, such as parking sensors and mobile phone applications, to help motorists pre-plan their parking
  • improved parking signage for traffic areas and loading zones, and a trial of parking schedule signage to make it easier for motorists to identify on street parking spaces
  • enhanced parking management around schools and in residential areas to improve safety and access to parking.

The full list of the Taskforce’s 55 recommendations is available in the Parking Review Report. You can download this report:

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28 January 2015