Draft Parking Management Plan
  • Last updated:
  • 11 Mar 2019

On 12 October 2017, council adopted the Sunshine Coast Council Parking Management Plan and associated 37 Local Area Parking plans. 

Consultation on the Draft Parking Management Plan and associated Draft Local Area Parking Plans concluded on 05 May 2017.


The purpose of the Draft Parking Management Plan is to set out the challenges, objectives, principles and policies to proactively manage parking needs across the region.

This Draft Plan is intended to:

  • Formalise council’s existing and planned approaches to managing parking.
  • Support consistent decision making for parking and its future evolution across the region.

Community Engagement

Council has recently completed the public consultation which commenced on Monday 27 March 2017 and closed Friday 05 May 2017, and included the following:

  • Draft Parking Management Plan
  • Draft Parking Overview
  • 37 Individual Draft Local Area Parking Plans.

You can continue to view a full copy of the draft Parking Management Plan and draft Local Area Parking Plans on the project website haveyoursay.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


In line with council’s vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative, council has developed a Draft Parking Management Plan and Draft Local Area Parking Plans to proactively manage parking, while recognising the demands of population, business and tourism growth.

The draft plans aim to provide fair and equitable access to parking for all, without creating a costly oversupply.

There is already a well-established approach to managing parking, from an unregulated arrangement to a highly regulated environment. Council is proposing an 85% parking space occupancy (or 1 in 6 spaces being vacant) as the trigger to investigate whether any change in management approach is required.

Parking proximity and duration of stay are key factors motivating commuters when searching for the most convenient car park space. The draft plans propose that centres will have short term on-street parking for the high demand parking spaces and parking time durations will increase with distance from the core of a centre. This approach encourages frequent turnover as convenient and nearby spaces are located at the core of a centre, maximising use and availability for all. The Draft Local Area Parking Plans have also been developed for a number of centres and locations of interest with high parking demand. Moderating parking demand based on travel demand management techniques is central to council’s approach to managing parking.

Where to from here

Feedback received during the community consultation period is now being evaluated and will inform discussions with council to finalise a Parking Management Plan and associated Local Area Parking Plans. 


If you require additional information, please contact council's Customer Service Team.