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FPM COMMENTARY:  A few of Francesco’s answers included statements that we do not feel comfortable printing in an election period. Their removal has not changed the overall sentiment of Francesco wanting revisions to parking. Please feel free to contact Francesco via his campaign page below if you would like the redacted sections in full.

Moreland proposed a planning law amendment, C183, however a State-appointed independent planning panel determined council had not adequately conducted surveys and parking plans to understand the consequences of this change. Do you support this proposal to change planning laws that would allow developers to build Zero Car Parking developments in Activity Centres without requiring a planning permit? 

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A tribunal revealed that a recent Zero Car Parking development in Moreland had 7-9 cars secretly parked on the street. In order to trust these developments, residents need to better understand their impact on local amenity. Are you willing to support an urgent survey of existing Zero Parking developments, to ascertain their impact on parking in adjacent streets?

Yes, if it is truly independent and the right questions are asked and the right parameters are set.

The Zero Parking amendment, C183, failed in part because it did not follow the Planning Minister’s guidelines – the need to conduct parking surveys and understand impact on local amenity, and local input. Would you support that the parking restrictions are not rolled out until the parking survey work is completed, so that the use and needs of proposed restricted areas are better understood?

 

I support that C183 be totally scrapped. Every time all these past councillors open their mouth they cost us all time & money & loss of amenity. If every apartment tower is full of bike riders where is the greater demand for parking? And where is the need for these 2 hour limited parking and loss of our amenity? Last time I came across such idiotic reasoning was in the state public service, they were full of it. EVERY residential tower should include the carparking spaces it needs or can be negotiated down from the usual State Planning Scheme requirements and process.

The Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy introduces strict 2hr blanket 8am-8pm parking restrictions across much of Moreland. 2P restrictions Moreland-wide have never been debated in Council Meetings, or had any community consultation. Do you support these Parking Restriction Zones, and would you be open to restrictions going through community consultation for co-design?

I do NOT support 2 hour limited parking it should be totally scrapped. Redacted text, redacted text, redacted text, redacted text, redacted text, redacted text, redacted text, redacted text, redacted text, redacted text, redacted text, redacted text, redacted text, redacted text, redacted text. (It adds) 132 MILLION KG of CO2 to the air we all breathe

Many residents feel that the needs of Glenroy, are different to the needs of Brunswick, are different to the needs of Coburg. Do you believe in the idea of one parking plan across all of Moreland, or that areas should be evaluated based on their local usage and needs?

 

Really? Who are they? Name six? Demand is a product of USE (Land & Building), Industrial, Commercial and Residential. NOT on Race, or Wealth or Culture etc or if your councillor is male or female blond or brunette

One of the central tenets of MITS is that people ‘choose to drive’, and council should make it difficult and expensive to use a car in Moreland, to discourage car use. Do you think this approach is the best way to discourage car use, or are you open to a less punitive approach?

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Zero Parking developments were constructed and approved on the premise that residents would not impact on local street amenity. This changed in Feb 2020, when council approved ‘Permit A’, which will allow these developments to buy an on-street parking permit. Do you commit to restricting all zero parking developments from obtaining ‘Permit A’?

Yes.

Given the level of community concern, including our own petition of 1200 signatories, and disregard for the views expressed in community consultations, do you commit to redrafting MITS and the parking restrictions, with an eye to rebuilding the strategy with better community engagement? (Y/N)

 

Yes.