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Residents encouraged to take part in developing solutions to meet parking demands in Drouin, Yarragon, and Trafalgar by Baw Baw

Baw Baw Shire Council is undertaking a thorough assessment of the parking pressures in Drouin, Yarragon, and Trafalgar, and is encouraging residents to take part in helping develop solutions that aim to meet future parking demands.

By news@gippsland - 7th April 2022 - Back to News

An initial parking assessment that took place in Yarragon and Trafalgar in 2015 included a recommendation for a subsequent study to be undertaken in the 21/22 financial year to ensure the solutions put forward remained relevant and in line with the parking demands within the CBDs of the growing towns.

Community feedback is highly valued by the council it helps them to better understand what the community wants so they can set the right priorities and future directions as a council

Community feedback is highly valued by the council it helps them to better understand what the community wants so they can set the right priorities and future directions as a council

How you can get involved

Additionally, council completed a parking study of Drouin's CBD during 2018 that included a recommendation to undertake a subsequent study in the 2019/20 financial year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on parking demands, this study was delayed and will now be completed in alignment with the Yarragon and Trafalgar studies.

A summary of the key findings of each of the previous studies is provided in the related information section of this page. As part of this current project, consultants HDS Australia will be conducting car parking data collection in each town throughout late April and May.

Council will work closely with the community throughout various stages of the parking assessment to understand their preferences and desired outcomes. Residents and keen community members will have a range of opportunities to get involved.

Complete a community survey

The short online survey will open from 8:30am on Monday 11 April 2022, and all residents are invited to provide feedback until Sunday 1 May 2022. The survey will be made available on council's Have Your Say page from Monday 11 April.

Attend a pop-up session

Council will be holding pop-up feedback sessions in each town taking part in the study. Community members are invited to come along and discuss the parking study, ask questions, and provide feedback to our project team.

  • Yarragon - 26 April 2022, 4pm-6pm Yarragon Public Hall (7 Campbell St, Yarragon)
  • Drouin - 27 April 2022, 4pm-6pm Drouin Kiosk (71 Princes Way, Drouin)
  • Trafalgar - 28 April 2022, 4pm-6pm Trafalgar Community Centre (105 Princes Highway, Trafalgar)

HDS Australia, will collate the data gathered from each town and will analyse it against the previous parking studies to ensure accurate comparisons can be made. Findings and recommendations will be presented to council for consideration later in the year.

Parking solutions to meet the growth

Mayor Cr Michael Leaney said, "We know parking pressures are a concern for our residents, business owners and visitors. That is why the council is undertaking this extensive assessment. With the help of the community and the project consultants, we are aiming to develop some practical and financially viable parking solutions to meet the growth of our community."

"I greatly encourage our residents to get involved with this consultation by completing the short survey and coming to chat with us at one of the pop ups". Mayor Leaney concluded.

Pictures from Baw Baw Shire Council website.


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