Swan Street Parking Study
Council is undertaking a parking study on Swan Street, Morpeth to better understand parking usage and to help identify the opportunities that can be considered in the future
This is in response to identified on street parking and signage issues and the need to balance the requirements of local businesses, residents and visitors.
Council will be seeking the communities input on topics such as the resident parking permit scheme, on street parking time limits and the demand in the area for taxi and loading zones.
Have Your Say
Feedback on the Swan Street Parking Study has now closed. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey and commentated on the interactive map.
All responses will be considered in developing recommendations with key stakeholders to report to the Local Traffic Committee and then to Council.
Q. Why is there no pedestrian crossing in Swan Street, between Tank Street and Northumberland Street?
A. Morpeth’s streetscape is unique, with many locations listed on the State Heritage Register. The main commercial area features authentic sandstone kerb and guttering and paths.
Within NSW, Transport for NSW has specific guidelines regarding where a pedestrian crossing can be placed on public roads. Council has investigated the possibility of installing a pedestrian crossing at this location, and the Transport for NSW criteria is not met.
Currently, there are painted medians areas along Swan Street, offering a protected stopping point for pedestrians as they cross this road.
It should be noted that for any location, the installation of a pedestrian crossing will result in a loss of parking in the vicinity, which can be between 30 metres to 50 metres on each side.
Survey and interactive map opens
Pop ups at Illalaung Park, Morpeth
Survey and interactive map close at 9.00am
Analyse responses and develop recommendations with key stakeholders
Report to the Local Traffic Committee meeting
Report to Council meeting