Changes to Bowden Temporary Car Parking

28 April 2022

Starting Monday 2 May, 3-Hour Timed Parking will be introduced for the temporary car parks along Second and Third Streets, Bowden.

The temporary car parks between Second and Third Streets are being used by visitors to the Bowden area, construction workers, staff, train and tram commuters, soccer club members and the general public free of charge.

As land development progresses, these car parks will be converted into building sites and the car parking spaces will no longer be available.

The temporary car parks will remain available in the short term until development of these vacant allotments commences however a 3-hour time limit will be placed on parking between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday.

City of Charles Sturt parking compliance officers will enforce the 3-hour time limit on the temporary car parks. Infringement notices will be issued in accordance with the Private Parking Areas Act 1986.

Permits will be made available to construction workers and retail staff. These individually numbered permits will be issued and recorded by Renewal SA project staff and must not be duplicated. Permits will not be issued to commuters or residents. Permits will need to be displayed on the dashboard. Those eligible for permits should contact their employer in the first instance.

Alternative Parking Options

Many motorists would have become accustomed to using the temporary car parking and will not be eligible for a permit. Alternative parking options include:
  • Adelaide Entertainment Centre “Park and Ride”. Secure bike cages, bike lockers and disability parking bays are also available.
  • Secure Park (old fish market) – Raptis site between Port Road and the railway.
  • Park hound offers paid parking in various locations around Adelaide. Currently limited in Bowden but this is likely to grow. https://www.parkhound.com.au/parking-adelaide.
  • On-street car parking is currently timed and varies between half an hour on Third Street to two or three hours along most other streets throughout Bowden. Council compliance officers have been, and continue to, enforce these parking controls.

Alternative Transport Options

The Bowden project has been planned and designed as a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) with good access to public transport, cycling, walking and share cars. It is intended to discourage private car use/ownership in favour of active transport such as walking, cycling and public transport or use of share cars. Alternative transport options include:
  • The Bowden Train Station located approximately 50 metres from Second Street. Adelaide Metro trains run between Grange, Outer Harbor and Adelaide and stop at Bowden every 15 minutes.
  • The Adelaide Entertainment Centre Tram Stop is approximately 250 metres from Second Street. Trams to and from Adelaide stop there every 15 minutes.
  • North Adelaide Train Station is located approximately 330 metres from Third Street. Adelaide Metro trains will recommence this service this year between Gawler and Adelaide.
  • Share cars (FlexiCar) x 2 in Bowden – https://flexicar.com.au/
    • A shared Hybrid Toyota Corolla parked in a dedicated space on Fifth Street.
    • A Hyundai Kona parked in a dedicated space on Third Street.
  • Car Next door https://www.carnextdoor.com.au/
    • A share Mazda 3 based in Bowden.
    • Two share Toyota Hiaces based in Bowden.
  • Cycling and walking paths along the greenways and parklands trails providing safe off-road links to the CBD.
  • Adelaide Bike Kitchen provides community bike maintenance services from its base on the corner of Third Street and Gibson Street in Bowden.
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