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The Western Foreshore Parking Permit trial for residents of Coasters Retreat and Great Mackerel Beach finishes on 30 November 2019.

Due to the high parking demand, we propose to continue providing one Western Foreshore Parking Permit per rateable property annually to eligible residents.

The current parking conditions in the Pittwater Park carpark (south) will remain in place as these have been implemented on a permanent basis.

Provide your feedback on the trial

We would like your feedback on the trial. Your comments will help us refine the permit system which we are looking to implement on a permanent basis following the trial.

We'll review and consider feedback based on your experiences during the trial and make changes, where possible, to the permit scheme.

Please help us by completing this short online survey by Sunday 25 August 2019.

Western Foreshore Permit FAQs

When does the Western Foreshore Parking Permit trial end?

The permit trial will end on 30 November 2019. 

Will there be a cost associated with the Western Foreshore Parking Permit from 1 December 2019?

Yes, a fee of $47 will apply for each permit.  This will be payable prior to the permit being issued.

What is the eligibility criteria to apply for a Western Foreshore Parking Permit?

  • You are a tenant of Great Mackerel Beach or Coasters Retreat.
  • Or, you are the owner of a property in Great Mackerel Beach or Coasters Retreat.  Please note: if the property is a permanent rental, then only the tenant is eligible to apply for a Western Foreshore Parking Permit. 
  • Your vehicle is not a trailer, boat, caravan, heavy vehicle, motorcycle, scooter or tractor.
  • View the Terms and Conditions

Why is there a cost associated with the Western Foreshore Parking Permit?

All parking permits issued by Northern Beaches Council will incur a fee to cover the administration required for processing and supplying the permit. 

When will the new Western Foreshore Parking Permit Scheme commence?

The permit scheme will commence from 1 December 2019 and will be valid for a period of 12 months.

Important dates

Applications open: 12 October 2018. 

Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your application to reach us by Friday 8 November 2018.  This will allow sufficient processing time.  Applications will continue to be processed following this deadline, however, we cannot guarantee that you will receive your permit prior to 1 December 2018.

Validation period:   1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019

Pittwater Park carpark (south) Parking conditions implemented: 1 December 2018.

What documents do I need to include with my application?

All documents must specify the applicant’s name and property address where they reside. All applications are to be submitted with the following information:

  • If the property is tenanted, then a current and valid Residential Tenancy Agreement must be provided showing the property address and tenant details.
  • If the vehicle is registered to a business, then a letter of confirmation on official letterhead and signed by the nominated Director or Manager is to be submitted with the Application Form. 
  • Current and valid vehicle registration information of the vehicle to which the permit will be allocated. 

Please note:  Council will undertake any other necessary checks to confirm validity of the application and rateable information.

The name of the applicant must match the name of the property owner stated on the Northern Beaches Council rates notice or tenant stated on the Residential Tenancy Agreement.

When will the 2019/20 permits be available to purchase?

Council will notify all Western Foreshore residents when the permit application process commences. 

How are successful applicants notified?

Applications will be collected during the process as outlined in the Application Process and Guidelines as listed on the Application Form

Council will notify successful applicants in writing or by email.

Why has Council introduced a Western Foreshore Parking Permit scheme in the Pittwater Park carpark (north)?

Finding a solution for parking in Palm Beach is a balancing act, with limited parking and many users with different needs competing for car spaces.

The introduction of the Western Foreshore Parking Permit scheme is an identified action of the adopted Palm Beach Parking Demand Management Strategy.  The Western Foreshore Parking Permit will be made available for residents of Coasters Retreat and Great Mackerel Beach.

After extensive community consultation, the Palm Beach Parking Demand Management Strategy was adopted by Northern Beaches Council in November 2017. It addresses specific needs of the area, setting out improved parking management solutions in the vicinity of the Palm Beach ferry wharf and local streets, benefiting residents, visitors, day-trippers and local business.

How can I collect my Western Foreshore Parking Permit?

Permits can be posted to a nominated property address or collected from a nominated Council Customer Service office.

What other changes to parking will be implemented in the Pittwater Park carpark areas?

Pittwater Park Carpark (south)

32 x 4P (four hour) ticket and Northern Beaches Beach Permit parking spaces on the eastern side in the Pittwater Park carpark (south) on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays between 6am – 9pm.

2 x P5 (five minute) parking spaces on the western side between 6am – 9pm every day.  These car parking spaces will be situated close to the Palm Beach ferry wharf.

41 8P (eight hour) parking  ticket and Northern Beaches Beach Permit parking spaces on the western side in the Pittwater Park carpark (south) on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays between 6am – 9pm.

Will I get a coupon for the car?

Yes, if successful you will be provided with a coupon which must be displayed on the passenger side of the dashboard of the vehicle. It must not be displayed under the tint of the windscreen or otherwise obscured.

Is the coupon transferrable?

The coupon is not transferable between vehicles. Only the vehicle with the registration displayed on the coupon is eligible to park in Pittwater Park carpark (north).

What does the Western Foreshore Parking Permit entitle me to?

A vehicle displaying a valid Western Foreshore Parking Permit is able to park without time restriction in the Pittwater Park carpark (north) for a period of up to 21 consecutive days.

Vehicles not displaying a valid Western Foreshore Parking Permit may result in compliance action, including penalty notices.

Will I still be eligible for a Northern Beaches Beach Parking Permit?

Yes, two Northern Beaches Beach Parking Permits will still be available to property owners.

Will my Northern Beaches Beach Parking Permit be valid in the Pittwater Park carpark (north)?

No, only the Western Foreshore Parking Permit will be valid in the Pittwater Park carpark (north).