Thank you for sharing your thoughts on proposed parking restrictions in Warburton, we know that parking in the area can often be a significant issue for residents, businesses and visitors and that current restrictions are inconsistent with the greatest number of visitors and when parking demand is the greatest.

The valuable feedback received has informed changes to the proposed restrictions including;

  • Changing the proposed restriction to 3 hours near the Arts Centre
  • Modifying restrictions to two hours on weekends and public holidays and longer 4-hour parking during the week along Warburton Highway and Thomas Avenue.
  • Removing 1 hour restriction along the northern side of Warburton Highway
  • 2 additional 30 minute parking spaces have been included bringing a total of 5 short term spaces along Warburton Highway - 1 near the post office, 2 near Woody's Charcoal Chicken and 2 near Warburton Bakery

These changes aim to meet current needs, enhance traffic flow and increase access to local businesses, along with freeing up parking spaces within the town for residents and visitors alike.

A common response from the community was for residents and businesses to be given permits to allow them to park all day in Warburton, however this is not possible as it would result in even less available parking spaces being available during the day and the needs of our local businesses that rely on parking turnover. Most business already have space within their properties which could be used for parking.

Signage is expected to be installed in May/June 2024 and new parking restrictions commence. Follow up surveys will be undertaken later in 2024/early 2025 to evaluate use of parking spaces and implemented changes.

Parking enforcement will continue in all areas across Yarra Ranges to target people who overstay the designated parking restrictions.

Changes to parking restrictions

Click on the dots in the map below or read the table to learn more about the parking areas, the existing conditions and changes being implemented

An aerial view defining six areas of parking in Warburton
  • Parking along both sides of Warburton Highway to become 4-hour parking, between hours of: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri and 2-hour parking, between hours of: 9am-5pm Sat-Sun & Public Holidays
  • Parking along Thomas Avenue will be more clearly defined and become 4-hour parking, between hours of: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri and 2-hour parking, between hours of 9am-5pm Sat-Sun & Public Holidays
  • 2 x 30-minute parking space between hours of: 9am-5pm to be installed in front of 3379 Warburton Highway, Warburton (Woody's Charcoal Chicken)
  • 1 x 30-minute parking space between hours of: 9am-5pm to be installed in front of 3401 Warburton Highway, Warburton (Indulge & Pamper Me) to facilitate quick access to Warburton post office
  • Loading Zone between hours of 9am-5pm Mon-Fri and 2-hour parking, between hours of 9am-5pm Sat-Sun & Public Holidays to be installed in front of 3407 Warburton Highway, Warburton , (Bell Real Estate)
  • Bus zone to be extended from outside Art Centre entrance to Art centre carpark ramp replacing taxi zone and one car space to enable safe access for public buses.
  • 2 x 30-minute parking spaces between hours of: 9am-5pm to be installed in front of 3415 Warburton Highway, Warburton (Warburton Bakery)
  • Parking at Arts Centre Warburton will be more clearly defined to become 3-hour parking between hours of: 9am-5pm with two new accessible spaces provided
  • Parking in the Station Road Carpark to become 4-hour parking, between hours of: 9am-5pm and keeping existing accessible space and bus parking areas
  • No stopping signs have been installed along access way to Station Road Carpark and Thomas Avenue outside parking areas to facilitate access
  • Unrestricted parking will continue to be available for staff and visitors at the Dammans Road carpark, Skate Park carpark and the Warburton Recreational Reserve.