Parking is the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a designated parking spot and leaving it there for a period of time. The term is also used indicate that the parking of a vehicle is permissible in a certain location.


Councils are typically responsible for ensuring that there are sufficient number of parking spaces available throughout a municipality to serve the needs of residents and visitors. This may be accomplished by:

  • providing on-street parking;
  • constructing off-street car parks;
  • requiring that developments include enough parking spaces to serve their tennants and/or customers;
  • setting and enforcing parking restrictions.

Related Pages


The following people have indicated (via the Local Government Collaboration Topics Survey) that they have an interest and/or expertise in the topic of 'car parking' and are willing to collaborate with their peers at other councils to identify challenges and resources relating to the topic and to look for ways to work together to overcome any challenges that are identified.

External Links & References

  1. Google Search (Parking)
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Smart Parking - The Silver Bullet for Parking Pain - Graham Cookson (July 2017)
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