Newcastle City Centre Parking Strategy

The Newcastle Parking Strategy was commissioned by Transport for NSW to consider how parking is currently used in the city (including zonings, availability, and accessibility), where and what kind of parking is needed, the potential use of ‘park and ride’ facilities and the demand for parking in the future. The parking strategy was developed to consider more sustainable options of getting in and around the city centre and the current and future use of public transport, including light rail.

Bitzios Consulting was engaged to prepare a parking strategy for Newcastle City Centre. The demand and supply investigations established a number of strategy recommendations. This study outlines the importance of managing existing parking through pricing and time restrictions. Emphasis on active transport, car sharing, park and ride, reinvestment of parking income, and improved wayfinding, are all considered within the strategy itself.