Why is Council developing a City-Wide Parking Strategy?
On-street parking is a limited resource with often competing user requirements and demands. Managing these competing demands can be difficult, particularly in a growing inner urban Council environment like Unley. Developing a clear, fair and equitable approach to managing on-street parking will make decision-making easier in the future and provide clarity to the community on why and how certain decisions are made.
What is Shaping Unley?
Shaping Unley is a comprehensive engagement process that the Council is trialling to explore complex and polarising policy issues facing the City's community. The city-wide parking strategy is the first topic to use this process.
Shaping Unley aims to establish a positive partnership with the community in developing the city-wide parking strategy by drawing on the community's on-street parking experiences and ideas respectfully and collaboratively.
Find out more about the Shaping Unley process.
Who will be on the Shaping Unley Panel?
The Shaping Unley Panel for the city-wide parking strategy will comprise of 24 Unley residents and businesses (14 residents and 10 businesses).
The Panel selection process aimed for a randomly selected and diverse representation from the resident and business community. We wanted to hear from people who have concerns about parking, people who don't, people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences from a resident and business perspective.
The Panel members will be learning and sharing together - as they work to develop an over-arching framework and decision-making principles that will form the basis of the city-wide parking strategy.
The Community Panel workshop sessions will be held on the last week of May and in the first two weeks of June 2022.
Who is democracyCo?
democracyCo are a local engagement company that specialises in collaborative and deliberative engagement. democracyCo believe that together we make better decisions. They create opportunities for all people to participate in solving the complex problems of our time by designing and delivering deliberative engagement processes. democracyCo have been supporting the City of Unley in the development of their Shaping Unley initiative.