- Car parking location and design are successfully integrated into the design of the apartment building, the overall site design and the design of the street
- The building maximises opportunities for the active use of street frontages, not for vehicle access
- The development provides appropriate car parking without compromising street character, landscape quality or pedestrian amenity and safety
Car parking can have a significant impact on the quality of a residential development, particularly on the appearance and amenity of open spaces.
Poorly arranged parking can overwhelm the best design intentions.
How parking is accommodated should be considered within the local context and with residents’ expectations for a quality environment. The amount of parking should be influenced by the proximity to public transport facilities, services and recreational facilities.
In general below ground or other forms of parking should be considered before surface parking.