(Name withheld) , of  STRATHFIELD NSW, made the following submission on the project:

Proposed amendment to parking provisions for boarding houses: ARHSEPP

I do not support this change.

Increasing the allotted parking spaces will encourage people to travel
by car instead of public transport. It should be noted that
significant volume of boarding houses are for students with reasonable
walking distance to universities and alike. Securing a parking space
can create mode shift from walking/bicycling to driving even for short
distance travels. In the long run, this might contribute significantly
to traffic congestion.

In addition, at this point in time, the idea of car ownership is not
generally considered by students. If the proposed change is
implemented, in a boarding house occupied only by students, it might
cause 50% of students to own a car. Long term effects of this change
can possibly include increase in car dependency of people, in general,
even if the transportation system is efficient.

In regards to on-street parking, there must be a way for consent
authorities or other government agencies to limit car ownership when
moving in to this kind of housing to avoid on-street parking problems.

For people with special needs, i'm sure the current parking rates can
accommodate their needs.

I see this change as promoting car ownership over public transport for
students who do not really need to own cars in their age.

Nevertheless, I trust that the Department will consider all issues
raised and will come up with the best decision.

All the best!