don skilton , of  cromer NSW, made the following submission on the project:

Proposed amendment to parking provisions for boarding houses: ARHSEPP

** Cars are now a cheap commodity.
In the past 2months I have helped buy/sell 3 cars. Nowadays a car that
is perfectly reliable for local travel can be purchased for $1500.
Even someone on the minimum wage (approx $20/hr) can afford this.

** Hence, anyone (incl people living in boarding houses) will
certainly own a car unless their home locn meets all of the following
-
- able to walk access on foot a med-large grocery store (e.g. Coles)
for purchasing food
- able to access entertainment and other shopping by short public
transport journeys
- able to travel to/from work (including shift and oncall and weekend
work) by public transport
A locn meeting all the above criteria will almost certainly be a
hi-density residential area. Residents in low-med density areas will
choose to own a car for convenience/necessity.
(It beggars belief that the definition of 'accessible' within the SEPP
includes a locn that is serviced by 1 bus per hour at a bust stop up
to 400 mtrs away !!!! )

** Assuming that units/rooms in a boarding house will generally
accommodate 1-2 people, it follows from the above that ratio of car
ownership within boarding houses will be
approx
- 1.5 per room/unit in low density areas
- 1.0 per room/unit in medium density areas
- 0.4 per room/unit in high density areas.

** If we allow boarding house residents to use their fair share of
on-street parking, then the car parking standard for boarding houses
should be approx 75% of the above car ownership numbers.

** Hence all boarding house devlts should provide the following car
spaces
-1.0 car spaces per unit in low density areas
-0.75 car spaces per unit in medium density areas
-0.3 car spaces per unit in high density areas