In January 2023, further changes were made to parking spaces in Cleveland's centre to help ensure Cleveland is an accessible mixed-use centre with parking that meets the community's needs.
For details, view the new Cleveland parking and access guide [PDF, 2.0MB].
These adjustments follow changes made to public parking zones in February 2022. Further changes were made in April 2022 in response to a petition calling for more short-duration parking.
As the population increases and demand for existing parking also increases, business districts need to respond by balancing parking needs and embracing alternative transport options.
From April to August 2022, Council carried out further investigations to ensure the best mix of parking is available for centre workers, businesses, visitors, and commuters, including:
- spot investigations of site parking durations and off-street parking in the centre
- an RCC Staff Parking Survey
- 24 drone surveys checking parking occupancy patterns
- Go-Pro and body cam surveys of Cleveland streets.
Overview of changes
The changes in January 2023 include:
- Converting 83 car parks from three-hour zones to two hours or less to support visitor turnover after investigations show that the average length of stay in three-hour spaces is 27 to 36 minutes.
- Converting seven spaces on Doig Street near Middle Street from three-hour parking to two-hour parking, a loading zone and parking spaces for motorcycles
- Moving 20 x 12-hour spaces from Doig Street to the Doig Street East car park. This is designed to provide more street parking turnover to support local businesses.
- Converting 12 x 12-hour spaces on Doig Street into three-hour spaces.
Private car parking
Did you know about 70 per cent of parking spaces in Cleveland are privately owned and managed? These spaces are available for businesses, their customers and staff. Most spaces are at the rear of the premises.
If you have an appointment with a Cleveland business, why not ask if they have off-street parking available for visitors?
Alternatives to driving to the Cleveland centre
Many parts of the city are linked by frequent, convenient public transport access to Cleveland, including:
- trains every 15 minutes at peak times on the Cleveland line
- bus services every 20 minutes at peak times, with direct routes linking key Redlands' centres, e.g., the 250 takes:
- 20 minutes from Capalaba to Cleveland
- 16 minutes from Victoria Point to Cleveland
You could also consider walking or riding to the bus stop or train station. Did you know you're now allowed to take your bike or e-scooter on the train at peak hour?
If you live nearby, you could also consider walking, riding a bike or an e-scooter into the centre. There are bike and scooter racks available around Cleveland.
For more information:
- visit Translink website
- view the Translink journey planner
- download the My Translink app or the Moovit app from the App Store or Google Play
- phone Translink on 13 12 30
- view Council's Redlands cycling and walking guide [PDF, 2.8MB].
If you work locally and don't have off-street parking, try finding parking a couple of blocks from the centre of Cleveland on Russell, Queen, Homer or Wynyard Streets.
There are generally spaces available in these locations, and by parking there you are freeing up spaces for customers and visitors for local businesses.
By parking a couple of blocks away, you'll only have a short five-minute walk to Cleveland's centre which could increase your daily step count.
A map showing long duration parking [PDF, 74KB] for 12 hours or more shows where suitable parking for Cleveland workers can be found.
If you have a job that lends itself to working remotely, consider asking your employer whether you can work from home a day or more a week.
Future parking planning
Council's approach to parking management and development in the medium and long term will be outlined in the new Cleveland Local Area Transport Plan, which is planned for completion in late 2023.
For more information, view Council's transport planning page.