Casey Council has introduced new parking restrictions along Kangan Drive, Berwick in response to the community’s concerns about congestion and traffic delays.
Council receives frequent complaints regarding the increase in congestion and travel time delays along Kangan Drive.
Council undertook transport modelling for the wider Berwick Health and Education Precinct (HEP) which indicated that the removal of on-street parking along the stretch of road would provide some benefit to the ongoing congestion issues within the precinct.
As a result of the outcome and in response ongoing community concerns, council put in place the following new parking restrictions in July:
• Peak time ‘no stopping’ restrictions operate from 7.30am – 9.30am and 2.30pm – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
• Parking is also restricted to two-hour timed parking between the peak ‘no stopping’ periods, from 9.30am – 2.30pm to provide opportunities for customer parking.
• The peak time parking ban impacts approximately 40 on-street parking spaces.
Council acknowledges the demand for parking along Kangan Drive, however these restrictions were necessary to improve traffic flow for vehicles approaching the Clyde Road intersection by allowing traffic to fully utilise the two travel lanes approaching the intersection.
It is crucial that the emergency vehicle access to the hospitals off Kangan Drive is always maintained and the on-street parking ban will help improve the access and reduce delays.
Council’s Parking Compliance Officers currently monitor and patrol the area frequently and will continue to do so in the future.