You can download the previous parking studies and find a summary of the findings below:
Drouin Parking Study
A Project Reference Group (PRG) involving community members and businesses was set up in April 2017 to create a parking related focus group for Drouin. The PRG included Council staff, Councillors, business owners, community members and stakeholders such as VicRoads, PTV and Victoria Police, as well as Taxi service providers. Emergency services personnel including SES and Ambulance were also invited.
Four days of parking surveys were conducted between 8.30am and 6.00pm on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in July.
The results indicated that the peak occupancy across the township was 63% at 10.30am on a Wednesday. There was a trend of the highest occupancy occurring between 10.30am and 12.30pm on weekdays.
Other Victorian towns of similar population size were benchmarked against Drouin for peak parking occupancy:
- 76% in Apollo Bay during peak tourist season
- 68.5% in Bairnsdale
- 63% in Drouin
- 58% in Traralgon
- 58% in Colac
- 52% in Morwell
Whilst the peak and average occupancy rates across the township is less than that which is deemed to be at theoretical capacity; it is noted that some specific area across the Drouin CBD experience higher peak and average occupancy rates.
Yarragon Parking Study
The Yarragon CBD Study Area consisted of 451 defined parking spaces. The survey was conducted over five days in which information was collected every hour within the study area. The data range was collected between the period 8am – 6pm (the last reading) to determine parking occupancy rate.
On any given day, the peak occupancy rate was detected at approximately at 12pm. The peak occupancy on Sunday was at 1pm.
Within the Yarragon CBD area, there was greater demand for short term parking than long term parking. Yarragon has parking needs that are unique due to one of the major function of the town catering to a large number of tourists that travel along the Princes Freeway.
There was a total of 306 overstays detected during the week where parking turnover was not operating at its optimum and may also indicate the behavioural consequence of limited parking enforcement.
Trafalgar Parking Study
The Trafalgar CBD study area consists of 599 defined parking spaces excluding additional informal private parking such as gravel parking spaces and some parking spaces perceived to be for public use. The survey was conducted over five days in which information was collected every hour within the study area – the study area being Trafalgar central business, commercial and industrial areas. The data range was collected between the period 8am – 6pm to determine parking occupancy rate.
Within the Trafalgar CBD area, there was greater demand for short term parking than long term parking.
It was also noted that there was a high number of over stays detected during the study period.
This was a total of 344 overstays detected during the study period where parking turnover was not operating at its optimum and may also indicate the behavioural consequence of limited parking enforcement.