These guidelines are intended to clarify parking agreements for all vehicles which wish to park within the village.
These guidelines apply to every vehicle which parks within the Narara Ecovillage including residents, contractors and visitors.
This guideline outlines parking permissions and restrictions for community members, tenants, and visitors. Please also refer to our Green Travel Plan
Allocation of car parking spaces
Annexure 1 lists out the car parking spaces which are hereby defined as Allocated Parking Spaces. These spaces have been allocated to lots where there is restricted vehicular access to the lot or where the lot cannot be accessed except by crossing over a parking space.
A lot owner, occupier or visitor to the lot owner or occupier may only park a Permitted Vehicle in their Allocated Parking Space. The Allocated Parking Space remains the property of the Community Association and the Community Association Executive Committee reserves the right to request the removal of anything other than a Permitted Vehicle from an Allocated Parking Space.
Hiring car parking spaces
An Unallocated Parking Space may be hired by a person or entity for a defined term. The Community Association Executive Committee will consider all applications for hire of an Unallocated Parking Space however they reserve the right to decline an application. The Community Association Executive Committee need to give due consideration to the following aspects when considering an application to hire an Unallocated Parking Space.
- Demand for and number of visitor parking spaces in total around the village
- Demand for and number of visitor spaces in the vicinity of the requested parking space
- Applicant’s acceptance of the terms of the hire agreement (including fees and expiry)
Once a Parking Space Hire Agreement has been entered into, the specified Unallocated Parking Space will become a Hired Parking Space for the purposes of these guidelines.
The person or entity who has entered into the Parking Space Hire Agreement (or one of their visitors) may only park a Permitted Vehicle in their Hired Parking Space.
The Hired Parking Space remains the property of the Community Association and the Community Association Executive Committee reserves the right to request the removal of anything other than a Permitted Vehicle from a Hired Parking Spaces.
The CA has established the current fees for a Hired Parking Space. Members and others approved by the CA executive can apply for allocation of a car parking spot. The current rental arrangements are $70 per month for a 12-month contract and $80 month for a casual month by month contract. The CA reserves the right to not renew contracts. The CA reserves the right to change the fees at any point without notice, subject to completion of existing 12-month contracts. The CA has agreed to reserve funds obtained from these parking charges to support the Green Travel Plan.
Remaining Unallocated Parking Spaces
Any defined parking space within a Visitor Parking Area which has not been designated an Allocated Parking Space or a Hired Parking Space is for visitor use only.
No Permitted Vehicles should be parked in Unallocated Parking Spaces on a regular or long-term basis as this will reduce the total parking spaces available to visitors and result in visitors resorting to parking illegally on common property or on the roads.
The Community Association Executive Committee has the right to charge a parking fee to anyone who parks a car in an Unallocated Parking Space for more than 240 hours (10 days) per month. The fee charged will be equivalent to double the current fee for a Hired Parking Space.
Allocated Parking Spaces and Hired Parking Spaces may be marked with a simple sign stating, “Reserved Parking for Lot XX”.
Special Purpose Parking Spaces
Mobility impaired parking spaces – no spaces have been allocated as this stage. The following options have been considered:
- A level space on Gugandi Road near the Visitors Centre
- The parking space on Balgara Rise closest to the accessible toilet in the Admin Building.
Electric vehicle parking spaces – two car parking spaces on Balgara Rise have been designated as Electric Vehicle parking (and charging) spaces. Electrical Vehicles have priority. No vehicle may be parked in these spaces for more than 12 hours.
Car sharing scheme parking spaces – will be considered in the future
Customer parking spaces – currently the parking spaces on Gugandi Road and Balgara Rise adjacent to Lot 49 are available for business customers.
Bicycle parking – bicycles including e-bikes and tricycles are to be parked in the bike racks provided or off the road and out of any pathway
Mobility scooter parking – will be considered in the future
The term Community Parking Area, as defined in the Community Management Statement, is interpreted to mean the area otherwise known as the bin enclosure, which is commonly used for parking, especially for community events.
The term Visitor Parking Areas, as defined in the Community Management Statement, is interpreted to refer to all marked car spaces on lot 1 adjacent to the road in various locations around the village.
Allocated Parking Space refers to one of the spaces in the Visitor Parking Areas which has been permanently allocated to a lot due to the restricted vehicular access of that lot.
Unallocated Parking Space refers to the remaining car parking spaces in the Visitor Parking Areas, which have not been permanently allocated to a lot.
Hired Parking Space refers to one of the Unallocated Parking Spaces which has been hired out to a person or entity for a limited term and is not available for visitor use during the term of the hire agreement.
Parking Space Hire Agreement refers to the contractual agreement between the Community Association and the person or entity who has hired a Hired Parking Space.
Permitted Vehicles refers to small to medium, uninhabited vehicles such as cars, motorbikes, caravans, campervans, trailers and trucks, whether motorised or not.
Large vehicles over 6m long, containers or other equipment, machinery or items are not Permitted Vehicles.
Relevant By-Laws of the Community Management Statement (excerpt follows):
10. THE COMMUNITY PARKING AREA
10.1 The Community Association will manage the Community Parking Area comprising part of Community Property.
10.2 The Community Association may make Rules about using the Community Parking Area that comprises part of Community Property. The Community Association may enter into agreements with third parties concerning the control, management and maintenance of the Community Parking Area.
11. VISITOR PARKING AREAS
11.1 The Community Association will manage Visitor Parking Areas comprising part of Community Property.
11.2 The Community Association may make Rules about using the Visitor Parking Areas that are part of Community Property. These Rules may include granting restricted use of parts of them. The Community Association may enter into agreements with third parties about the control, management and maintenance of the Visitor Parking Areas.
Annexure 1 – List of all parking spaces
Adjacent to lots
Number of spaces in total
Number allocated to lot owners
Total available for visitors etc.
2 to 6
Lot 6 requires a parking space and the remaining spaces dedicated solely to visitors. All other lot owners expected to have on-site parking.
South and East of the Admin Building
Reserved for businesses and their visitors. Some spaces may be designated as mobility impaired car park spaces.
Reserved for visitors to the upper level of the Grafting Shed.
11 to 13
5 spaces dedicated to lots 10 to 14 plus 5 to lots 44 to 48.
All lots on Syncarpia Crescent are expected to have on-site parking. One space is reserved for lot 43 and all other spaces are available for visitors.
North and Central Kintay
22, 23 and 27
All lots are expected to have on-site parking. All car park spaces are available for visitors.
7 and 49
All spaces dedicated to lower floor “A” cluster owners 1 to 4.
All spaces dedicated to all 4 upper “A” as well as the 6 “B” cluster owners 9 to 14. Note that all “C” cluster units will have on-site parking.
Total unallocated parking spaces
Annexure 2 –Allocated Parking Spaces
Parking Space #
Lot 6 – Karalyn Church & Susie Frew
Lot 10 – Trish Meagher
Lot 48 – Rani & Lincoln De Kalb
Lot 47 – Lorinda Seto & Sean Spence
Lot 11 – BBRICs Trust
Lot 12 – Deb & Dan Mohr
Lot 46 – Prue & Stu King
Lot 13 – Gen & Matt Wood
Lot 45 – Joan & Richard Cassels
Lot 44 – Liz & Geoff Smith
Lot 14 – Common House
Lot 43 - Judy & Rob Osmond
Cluster Unit 3 - Josef and Emily Cesca
Cluster Unit 4 - Julian Bassett
Cluster Unit 1 - Deb Alderton
Cluster Unit 2 - Sue Murphy
CL1 to CL10
Cluster Units 5-14
Annexure 3: Community Plan showing the Community Parking Area and Visitor Parking Areas
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