Project status: In progress

How you had YourSay

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on proposed improvements to parking at Garran shops. This consultation has closed and we are currently reviewing feedback received.

The ACT Government is looking to improve parking at Garran shops to ensure the existing facilities meet the needs of everyone who uses them.

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Consultation closed Friday 5 August 2022.

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Garran shops is a thriving community centre in Woden servicing locals and attracting visitors from further afield. It contains a range of businesses and services including hospitality, retail and health and wellbeing.

Each of these businesses require different parking facilities to support their work -from short stay parking (i.e. 30 minutes) to long stay parking (i.e. 1 or 2 hours) as well as all day parking.

It is important the right mix of parking options is provided to support the needs of people working at and visiting Garran shops.

Parking capacity at the shops and surrounding areas is becoming an issue due to increased activity in the immediate and surrounding area.

While a longer-term plan for additional parking spaces is being considered by the ACT Government, some immediate changes are proposed to help improve existing parking facilities. These include:

  • changing the time restrictions of some car parking spaces to support increased visitor numbers and parking turnover
  • formalising one-way system behind the shops to improve traffic flow
  • retaining some areas for all-day parking, including on adjoining streets.

A map has been developed to help advise the community of proposed changes.

We will use your views to

Feedback received from the community will be used to determine how best to improve parking at Garran shops.