Parking control alterations

On-street parking is a shared community asset, however, demand often exceeds supply, so council must manage it carefully to ensure fair and reasonable access.

This is done via a parking control alteration – a change in the parking conditions of an area. Parking control alterations may be temporary, or permanent. The aim is to minimise traffic congestion and ensure adequate traffic management and safety for all.

Temporary parking control

Activities within the City of Adelaide area are varied and complex. To facilitate a wide range of resident, business, and visitor needs, the City of Adelaide may temporarily change on-street parking controls by way of a Temporary Parking Control (TPC).

Examples of these activities include:

  • a removalist requiring access to a property or building so parking is temporarily changed
  • events, where exclusive use of an area is required
  • work/construction zones where traffic flow needs to be managed.

Eligibility

Any person or business may lodge a Temporary Parking Control alteration request.

Conditions

All parking control alteration requests need to comply with the Road Traffic Act, Australian Road Rules and other relevant legislative requirements.

TPC applicants are encouraged to minimise the number of parking bays required, and the duration of the TPC, to minimise the impact on others.

The approval process

Once an application has been received, the City of Adelaide will undertake consultation regarding changes to parking controls.

This is to ensure that relevant stakeholders (owners as well as occupiers) are included in the process and have an opportunity to provide feedback relating to permanent on-street parking changes.

TPC changes will generally require the applicant to notify affected stakeholders of the change and its purpose. This may include ‘face to face’ door knocks, notification by letter, displaying of project drawings, or consultation letters outlining the proposal. Any community concerns arising from a TPC installation will be referred, in the first instance, to the applicant.

Costs

An application fee applies for Parking Control Alteration requests.

For TPC alteration requests, an application fee plus a fee per space per day applies. These rates reflect the value of on-street parking.

Information on all City of Adelaide fees can be found in the Fees and Charges Schedule and will be quoted at the time of application based on information provided.

Apply for a Parking Control Alternation