In response to the recent disclosure by the National Capital Authority (NCA) of their intention to permanently close around 400 car spaces in the parliamentary triangle in order to rejuvenate lawns, the CPSU has launched a petition and written to the Federal Government seeking their urgent intervention.
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Please download and print the petition
here and sign the hard-copy. This is important because for the petition to
be accepted as legitimate, it must be delivered in hard-copy original.
You can return completed petitions by mailing them to
In November 2010, the NCA released a new discussion paper on the introduction
of paid parking in and around the parliamentary triangle including Parkes,
Barton and Forrest. Options in the NCA discussion paper to address the growth in
parking demand include:
increasing supply to meet demand, through construction of new structured
managing demand through measures such as parking pricing or a permit
scheme, supported by alternative transport options (such as public
transport or car pooling systems) to encourage people to change the way
the get to work
a combination of both
While the CPSU is 'pro' public transport and is a strong supporter of the
National Greenhouse Strategy (NGS), there are a number of specific problems with
the plan to introduce paid parking in these areas including
lack of adequate public transport alternative to private car use
lack of retail amenities and services for people working in and around
isolation and lack of secure pedestrian lighting for public transport
uses in and around the triangle.
On 30 May 2012 CPSU wrote to the NCA seeking an update on progress to date of
the Inter-Governmental Committee on Parking.
Read the letter here.
In July 2012 the NCA announced its plan to stop parking in the Parliamentary
Triangle. The CPSU is encouraging those who are concerned to get involved and
sign the our petition today. Sign the petition here.