Car Parking

Car Parking can refer to both the act of parking a car and to a physical car park.


Parking is the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a designated parking spot and leaving it there for a period of time. The term is also used indicate that the parking of a vehicle is permissible in a certain location.


Councils are typically responsible for ensuring that there are sufficient number of parking spaces available throughout a municipality to serve the needs of residents and visitors. This may be accomplished by:

  • providing on-street parking;
  • constructing off-street car parks;
  • requiring that developments include enough parking spaces to serve their tennants and/or customers;
  • setting and enforcing parking restrictions.

Data Standard for Road Management and Investment in Australia and New Zealand

Section 8.3.12 of the Austroads Data Standard for Road Management and Investment in Australia and New Zealand V2 deals with parking.

Related Pages


The following people have indicated (via the Local Government Collaboration Topics Survey) that they have an interest and/or expertise in the topic of 'car parking' and are willing to collaborate with their peers at other councils to identify challenges and resources relating to the topic and to look for ways to work together to overcome any challenges that are identified.

External Links & References

  1. Google Search (Parking)
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Smart Parking - The Silver Bullet for Parking Pain - Graham Cookson (July 2017)

Car Park

A car park is a cleared area that is more or less level and is intended for parking vehicles. The term is used to describe both individual spaces, and an area set aside for a large number of vehicles.


Lifecycle Costs

Knowing the average whole of life cost of a range of assets helps organisations predict the ongoing costs associated with new assets, and therefore the impact they will have on their budgets going forward. If you have any information about car park maintenance and operational costs please help other Councils by contributing to the table below.

Average Annual Maintenance & Operational Costs
Council Maintenance Operation
Launceston City Council 2.5% 5%

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External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Google Search (Car Park)
  3. Google Search (Car Parking)
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