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
The Taskforce reviewed 1100 submissions from residents, schools and businesses and recommended a number of changes to Council’s parking policies and practices.
- 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 55 recommendations is available in the Parking Review Report. Download this report in your preferred format:
- Citywide On-Street Parking Review Report and Recommendations (PDF - 9Mb)
- Citywide On-Street Parking Review Report and Recommendations (Word - 13.6Mb)
Parking in Brisbane Guide
Council recently completed recommendation 54 of the Parking Review Report to update and fully revise the Parking in Brisbane Guide.
The guide contains information on parking restrictions, parking permit areas, paid parking, park 'n' ride, special use parking, parking around schools, enforcement and a detailed map of parking areas in Brisbane.