The National Capital Authority has released the public record of their December meeting.
Of particular interest is movement on the subject of parking on median strips:
PARKING ON VERGES AND IN MEDIAN STRIPS
The main avenues, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Commonwealth and Kings Avenues and State Circle are of significant landscape/structural importance in the National Capital Plan (Plan). Accordingly, each is included in the designated areas or is subject to special requirements. There is a growing trend for verges, median strips and other grassed/landscape areas to be used as informal car parks or construction management areas. The use of grass areas for car parking or construction logistics (storage, employee/equipment parking etc.) is likely to compromise the landscape value of these areas. It results in aesthetic deterioration as well compaction of the root zone of street and park trees.
The NCA does not support the use of nature strips, median strips or other grassed areas
within designated areas for car parking (except for very short terms associated with approved
events or construction logistics). It was agreed that the NCA would install ‘No Parking – Grass
Areas’ signage in key trouble areas under NCA control.