STREETS TO BECOME CAR-PARKS UNDER NEW BAILLIEU PLAN

Posted on 30. May, 2012 in News

The Baillieu Government’s decision to halve the amount of car-parking spaces required for developments will clog up suburban streets and increase the time commuters spend in traffic, Shadow Minister for Planning Brian Tee said today.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy has released new conditions that, in almost every category, cut the amount of car spaces required for new developments such as apartments, restaurants, shops and gaming premises.

“The only winners from the Minister’s decision to slash car-park spaces are developers,” Mr Tee said.

“These new conditions will impact many Victorians, who will be faced with congested streets and longer commuting times.

“These changes make no sense – Mr Guy appears to be putting the wants of developers ahead of the needs of families.”

Mr Tee said any claims by Mr Guy that fewer car -parks would encourage people to start using other forms of transport were nonsense.

“The Minister can’t justify this short-sighted decision by saying it will encourage people to stop using their car when the Baillieu Government has slashed funding to improve rail, tram and bike infrastructure,” he said.

“Unless the Baillieu Government plans to offset this reduction in parking spaces with an increased investment in alternative means of transport, suburban streets will turn into car-parks.”

 

DEVELOPMENT TYPE EXISTING REGULATIONS NEW REGULATIONS ACTIVITY CENTRES
Amusement parlour 8 per   100sqm 4 per   100sqm 3.5 per   100sqm
Art and Craft Centre 8 per   100sqm 4 per   100sqm 3.5 per   100sqm
Betting Agency 8 per   100sqm 4 per   100sqm 3.5 per   100sqm
 Convenience Restaurant 0.6 per   seat 0.3   to  person permitted 3.5 per   100sqm
Convenience Shop smaller than 80sqm 8 per   100sqm 0.3 per   patron 3.5 per   100sqm
Dwelling 2 per   dwelling  1 for ea 1/2 bedroom dwelling2   for  3+ bedroom dwelling

1 for   visitors  to every 5 dwellings

1 for   ea 1/2 bedroom dwelling2   for  3+ bedroom dwelling

 

Food and Drink premises 8 per   100sqm 4 for   each 100 sqm 3.5 for   each 100 sqm
Gambling premises 8 per   100sqm 0.4 per   person permitted 3.5 for   each 100sqm
Home occupation 2 1 0
Hotel 60 to   ea 100sqm of bar space plus 30 for ea sqm of lounge 0.4 per   patron 3.5 ea   100sqm
Restaurant

0.6 per patron

0.4 per   patron 3.5 ea   100sqm
Restricted retail

8 per 100sqm

3 ea   100sqm 2.5 ea   100sqm
Shop

8 per 100sqm

4 ea   100sqm 3.5 ea   100sqm
Supermarket

8 per 100sqm

5 ea   100sqm 5 ea   100sqm
Tavern 60 to   ea 100sqm of bar space plus 30 for ea sqm of lounge 0.4 per   patron 3.5 ea   100sqm

 

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