Councils will request you, the developer to submit a Car Parking Management Plan (CPMP) also known as a Parking Management Plan or a Car Park Management Plan for any Planning Permit application where the development contains a car park that needs to be managed through traffic engineering & traffic management treatments. One of the most common scenarios is when you have a basement car park providing several car parking spaces. These are also required for shopping centre car parks or any car park design that requires traffic management features to control the flow of traffic and pedestrians. Some of these traffic management treatments are signage, linemarking, lighting, parking bays etc.
If you are handling your Planning Permit application through an Architect, a Town Planner or a Builder Designer, this may also be requested through a document called Request for Further Information (RFI) after your Planning Permit application is lodged. This will stipulate the requirements you must adhere to, in order to get your Planning Permit application approved, which will mention whether a Car Parking Management Plan is required. You can also submit your Car Parking Management Plan with your Planning Permit application during early stages which can help save you time. But a professional must make an assessment first regarding whether this is required. We can help with that. Give us a call.
A Car Parking Management Plan typically reviews and presents background documentation including Planning Scheme Clauses and information about the project. Following on, it provides a discussion piece about car parking accessibility and allocation, which presents detailed information about how many spaces are allocated to which part of the development and how these are accessed. For some developments, there is also a section on bicycle parking provisions.
Pedestrian accessibility is a key consideration of a car parking management plan, where DDA compliance and pedestrian connectivity are reviewed in detail and provided with engineering solutions where necessary. RedSquare Traffic further provides a section on security, lighting and access which are essentials of a successful car park design. Access considerations are provided with traffic engineering treatments that ensure each car or person that enters the car park is faced with a logical operational arrangement of the car park that permits easy and safe manoeuvres. There is also a substantial focus on signage and linemarking treatments that are the core of a car parking management plan.
RedSquare Traffic provides technical advice on directional, wayfinding, parking allocation and time limit signage as well as signage to manage access and egress points. Further, advice regarding linemarking treatments are included in the form of pavement arrows, linemarking of standard and DDA car parking bays. Lastly, waste and loading management treatments are taken into considerations where linemarking, signage and access design treatments are provided for waste and loading activities.
All of above is compiled into a formal report inclusive of traffic engineering drawings that indicate signage, linemarking and traffic management features to form a comprehensive Car Parking Management Plan (CPMP).
Given below are some other items that may occasionally be included in a Car Parking Management Plan depending on the requirements specific to each project.
Access controls, such as boom gates, roller doors etc.
Lighting of parking areas, entries and exits.
Details of any mechanical parking devices.
The operation and management of the mechanical parking devices, including, service times, vehicle waiting areas.
A mechanical parking device maintenance schedule including preventative maintenance and reactive measures.
All directional signage (occupants, visitors, pedestrians, cyclists etc.) within the carpark.
Any waste collection arrangements in accordance with the endorsed waste management plan.