Mark Johnston , of  BELROSE NSW, made the following submission on the project:

Proposed amendment to parking provisions for boarding houses: ARHSEPP

Finally there is 'some' common-sense in relation to proposed raising the
parking requirements from 0.2 to 0.5 in boarding houses.

However, in my opinion it still falls far too short of what it should
be. In some areas in NSW, particularly The Northern Beaches, The State
Government has failed miserably with regard to infrastructure spending
with most funding going to the Western suburbs. (For example: The Spit
Bridge is still placed on 'hold' for another 20 years!). Your latest
report confirms that The Northern Beaches has poor transport
connections so why would you suggest that (on average) only one car
will be owned for every TWO boarding rooms?

As a consequence, the vast majority of households on The Northern
Beaches own at least one car (or two). According to the Australian
Bureau of Statistics 2016, it is a FACT that the number of motor
vehicles per number of households in New South Wales is 82.6% and 48%
of households in New South Wales had access to TWO or more motor
vehicles. The ability of the population to access services employment
is strongly influenced by access to transport. Rich or poor, most
people still own a car, whether it's a cheap vehicle or not.

Due to poor transport facilities on The Northern beaches, the
percentage of households owing a car (or two) is higher than the NSW
average of 82.6%.

In my opinion there should be AT LEAST one car space for 0.85 - 0.90
boarding house rooms. Please get it right!