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Parking for residents of Coasters Retreat and Great Mackerel Beach is in high demand.

Applications are now open for property owners or tenants of Great Mackerel Beach and Coasters Retreat to apply for a Western Foreshore Parking Permit, with the 20/21 permits expire on 28 February 2021. 

Applications for the 21/22 permit will be open by early January 2021, and previous permit holder will be notified.  

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Will there be a cost associated with the Western Foreshore Parking Permit from 1 March 2021?

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 2021 Western Foreshore Parking Permit Scheme commence?

The 2021 permit scheme will commence from 1 March 2021 and will be valid for a period of 12 months. Council will notify existing permit holders. 

Important dates

Applications open: Early January 2021 

Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your application to reach us by 31 January 2021.  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 March 2021. 

Validation period:  

  • 20/21 Permit: 1 December 2019-28 February 2021 
  • 21/22 Permit: 1 March 2021 - 28 February 2022 

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.

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 transferable between two nominated vehicles. Only one vehicle with the registration displayed on the coupon is eligible to park in Pittwater Park carpark (north), at any given time. 

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).