The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the Australian Institute of Architects, and the Planning Institute of Australia have released a discussion paper on how to bring life back to our local streets:
Revenue to invest in walking and cycling
At the council meeting on 2nd March 2021 Streets Alive Yarra asked what revenue council receives from the state government imposed congestion levy, which applies to off-street parking in the northern half of Yarra. The answer was zero - council does not receive a share of the revenue, in contrast to the City of Melbourne, which receives $5 million per year. This is a significant revenue opportunity for council, if it can persuade the state government to share the revenue, as it does with the City of Melbourne.
Even so, council could raise $10 million per year for walking and cycling by reforming how it prices on-street parking, as described on our website.
Tel Aviv paid parking without meters
Tel Aviv shows us how it's done - drivers pay for on-street parking using mobile apps - no parking meters required. Learn more from the Parking Reform Atlas.
Outdoor dining continues
Thank you to the state government (and our local member, Richard Wynne MP) for providing $500k to the City of Yarra to help pay for outdoor dining to continue.