How many bays are currently available on Main Street (between Federal and Cape streets)?

There are more than 420 off-street parking bays located in the parallel service roads along the section of Main Street between Federal and Cape streets.

What are the costs for installing on-street marked bays to Main Street (between Federal and Cape streets)

To ensure the additional on-street parking bays are safe and accessible, approximately 430m of connecting footpaths will need to be constructed, at an approximate cost of $110,000.

The construction of footpaths will also require the clearing and removal of approximately 60 mature trees and ground cover.

What are the benefits for installing on-street marked bays to Main Street (between Federal and Cape streets)

A preliminary assessment of Main Street, between Federal and Cape streets, indicates that approximately 52 on-street parking bays could be accommodated within the kerbside lanes.
This includes:
- A total of 24 bays between Federal Street and Lawley Street (eight bays in the northbound kerb lane and 16 bays in the southbound kerb lane)
- A total of 28 bays between Lawley Street and Cape Street (20 bays in the northbound kerb lane and eight bays in the southbound kerb lane).

Why was on-street parking installed between Eldorado and Federal streets?

On-street parking was installed as a preliminary step in implementing the Main Street Urban Design Study. The City has undertaken intensive community involvement with the local businesses and residents as part of the study.  The process included a vision workshop, design workshops and an open day. The involvement of the community has led to a preliminary plan which was presented at the Open Day in June 2018 for the Main Street Urban Design Study which includes slower traffic speeds, a more pedestrian friendly centre, more alfresco areas, more trees and shade, buildings to the street edge to create a town centre feeling, a town square and on-street parking.