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of Parking Permit for Offshore Residents
Mark Eriksson, Landscape Architect Principal Officer
8am to 5:30pm Monday - Thursday, 8am to 5pm Friday
Phone 9970 1356 Mobile 0417 219 541
Introduction of Parking Permit for Offshore
After many years of negotiation between the Land & Property
Management Authority (formerly Department of Lands), offshore
residents, onshore residents, commercial operators and Council, the
Plan of Management (PoM) for Church Point was adopted on 16 November
A clearly identified strategy in the PoM was the recognition of the
Church Point Reserve carpark being the property of the Crown and the
need for the land to accommodate parking for offshore residents.
A lease for the ongoing use of the area for the purpose of car parking
will be agreed to by the Crown. Council will be appointed Trustee of
the reserve and generally manage the precinct as identified in the PoM
as a whole.
In order to create further parking opportunities and manage the
precinct for offshore residents, capital works programs have been
developed and will, in part, require Council borrowing funds. Repayment
of these funds will be through ‘user pays’ fees for use of the reserve
and precinct by offshore residents.
of 31 August 2010, the Pittwater sticker issued to all ratepayers
within Pittwater will no longer permit you to park at Church Point
(precinct as identified in the PoM).
Offshore residents wishing to park at Church Point Reserve Carpark and
the road precinct to the west, including the western carpark on McCarrs
Creek Road, will need to purchase an annual parking permit from
Pittwater Council or will need to pay for parking through the purchase
of temporary parking permits through allocated pay and display ticket
machines installed throughout the precinct.
Permits, as issued by Council, will enable offshore residents to park
within the Church Point Reserve Carpark and allocated areas throughout
the precinct but not entitle residents to an allocated car space.
Permits will be allocated by Council to any offshore resident providing
proof of residency, ie driver’s licence. A Council website will be
created to allow early and ongoing registration of residents within the
scheme. Payment for permits will need to be made at Mona Vale Customer
Service Centre, Village Park, Mona Vale.
As part of the Crown ownership of the reserve, all funds collected from
the parking scheme must be retained and managed by Council in
accordance with the financial plan as outlined in the adopted PoM.
As such, all fees collected by way of the parking permit system,
through the pay & display ticket machines and any fines issued,
will be placed in a stand-alone fund to be expressly used for
improvements to the area as outlined in the PoM.
Council urges all residents to become aware of the adopted PoM and
Council’s intention to provide further parking for offshore residents
on the proviso it is provided for on a 'user pays' system.
As per the PoM, the annual fee of $275 is put forward by Council based
on the premise of an above ground, tiered deck being built above the
McCarrs Creek Road parking infill.
Should the tiered/deck not proceed, the cost of allocated permits will
need to be increased to the price as outlined in the adopted PoM to
$575 (indexed accordingly).
The construction of the tiered carpark is yet to be confirmed by either
the community or Council but needs to be clearly identified as a
financial consideration in the financial management of the precinct.
below a basic information sheet outlining rules and
regulations for the permit parking arrangements on Church Point Reserve
and throughout the Church Point Precinct.
Should you wish to discuss any of the issues raised, or seek further
clarification, please contact Mark Eriksson, Pittwater Council’s
Principal Officer – Landscape Architect on
9970 1356 or Les Munn, Pittwater Council’s Manager – Reserves,
Recreation & Building Services on 9970 1354.
Church Point Parking Permit System
- The Pittwater Council parking permit (issued to
all residents) will no longer be valid at Church Point Reserve carpark
or the Church Point precinct from the 1st September 2010 as identified
in the adopted Plan of Management (2010).
- Off-shore residents wishing to apply for a
permit will need to purchase an annual permit from Council’s Customer
Service Centre located at Park Street, Mona Vale (above the Library)
from Monday 9th August 2010.
- The permit will be issued annually for a fee of
$275.00. This fee is based on the proviso that Council will
proceed with a decked carpark along McCarrs Creek Road as outlined in
the PoM. Should this not occur Council may increase the
permit fee to $575 as also outlined in the PoM.
- Proof of Residency must be provided when
purchasing the parking permit or 10% GST will apply (increasing the
parking permit price to $302.50).
- The fee may be revised annually through
Council’s Fees and Charges as adopted in Council’s Delivery Plan.
- Should local residents elect not to purchase an
annual parking permit, parking permits will need to be purchased
through the pay and display parking machines located through the
- Council will undertake some minor changes in
the carpark including:-
Centralising disabled spaces to south-east corner (near
toilets/shelter) along with allocated go-get car scheme spaces.
- Establishment of an area for motorbikes
and bicycles (lockers).
- 20 spaces allocated for 4 hour
turnaround between the hours of 9am and 4pm.
- Line marking of the central carriageway
through the carpark.
- Signage and carpark layout plans
through the reserve.
- Improved lighting to the carpark
- The short term parking area adjacent to the
Pasadena and general store will not require permits.
- Parking permits will be needed throughout the
precinct including Church Point Reserve through to the top of McCarrs
Creek Road (above Holmport Marina).
- Replacement permits will incur a fee of $20 and
require a copy of the initial receipt and original permit number.
Enquiries in relation to the proposed permit system should be addressed
Mark Eriksson, Pittwater Council,
Landscape Architect, Reserves/Recreation & Building Services,
PO Box 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660
or telephone: 9970 1356
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