Maylands Town Centre is identified as a District Centre in the Western Australian Planning Commission's directions 2031 and Beyond and as an Activity Centre in its Draft Perth and Peel @3.5million documents. District Centres provide for the daily and weekly needs of residents, with a focus on the needs of the specific catchment area (including jobs, services, facilities etc.).
Maylands Town Centre is characterised by its heritage and cultural diversity. With its proximity to public transport, the river, pedestrian, bicycle and road networks, Maylands affords a convenient and well connected urban lifestyle. The centre is focused around a traditional main street shopping precinct along Eighth Avenue, as well as along Whatley Crescent and Guildford Road.
In light of the need for more detailed planning in the Maylands Town Centre, Council endorsed the Maylands Activity Centre Urban Design Framework in December 2009, following widespread community engagement. The Urban Design Framework provides the strategic direction for new development within the centre. To implement the strategic vision of the Maylands Urban Design Framework, the City introduced the 'Maylands Activity Centre Zone' (gazetted in December 2011) to increase densities and a diverse range of appropriate land uses within the area, and implemented design guidelines to retain the area’s character.
Part 2.4.4 of the Urban Design Framework addresses car parking and recommends the preparation of a parking strategy that explores opportunities for improvements to kerbside ('on street') parking and 'park and ride' facilities. It also enables collection of 'cash in lieu of car parking' contributions to fund the development of better facilities for both car parking and for alternative modes of transportation within the centre. A strategy has been developed in response to this recommendation and the document is available at the bottom of this page.
The City of Bayswater is committed to the reduction of car dependency and increased walking, cycling and public transportation use. Complementing this strategy, the City seeks to implement a range of initiatives to support these alternative modes of transport and reduce pressure on car parking.
The Morley Car Parking Management Plan identifies a number of urgent, needed and desirable recommendations for the Activity Centre. These actions include:
- Introducing a car parking hierarchy, with specific time limits (urgent)
- Update car parking signage, including time limits and way finding signs (urgent)
- Increase enforcement of parking requirements (needed)
A list of the recommendations is in the Morley Car Parking Management Plan Summary, which can be found in the related documents section below. The Car Parking Management Plan also breaks the Activity Centre into precincts and identifies specific recommendations for each precinct.
A list of the recommendations for each of the precincts is in the Morley Car Parking Management Plan Summary.
The Morley Car Parking Management Plan was adopted by Council at the Planning and Development Services Committee on the 6 February 2018. The Car Parking Management Plan is now in effect and the City is working to implement the recommendations identified.
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