User:HayleyUOW/Car stackers could solve Sydney's parking problem

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Example of a car stacker

The Australian city of Sydney's parking woes could be a thing of the past following the approval by Woollahra Council to build two triple stackers on Cranbook Rpad in the suburb of Bellevue Hill

The new triple stackers are Intended to replace a two-car garage, are deemed to be a long-term solution to Sydney's intense parking and traffic congestion problems, holding up to four cars each.

The concept behind the car stacker could see the installation of multiple stackers around Woollahra. Woollahra Council's Deputy Mayor Katherine O’Regan has deemed them a solution to the congested, car-lined streets of the Eastern suburbs.

“I think it provides a solution in some circumstances and I think it should be an option that people could consider" she says. Each site would have to be assessed on its safety and include the excavation requirements and traffic movements of the street.

Members of the Greens have voted against the development on environmental grounds, saying it disagrees with the Council's land environment plan, which only allows two car spaces. Cr Matthew Robertson says the amount of excavation needed and the energy taken by such a system goes against his climate change views.

Hercules Carparking Systems' managing director, Terry Smith, says demand for the product has sharply increased over the last year, and this year's installations will be five times greater than last year. We have installed approximately 150 parking spaces in the last 10 years with the majority being in the last three years, and many more to follow.”

The possible benefits of the new triple stacker include removing cars from overcrowded streets and providing better protection for cars. The new triple stackers also hold more cars in a smaller space than traditional car parks.


Category: Sydney Category: Australia Category: Environment