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Local Parking Areas


Rosenthal Project

Structural works on the Rosenthal Project have advanced and the project continues to track on-time for a mid-2020 opening. From April 2019 a 40+ space temporary car park will be available to the public, conveniently located close to the Plaza and providing access to local shops along Birdwood and Rosenthal Laneways and surrounding arcades. 

The temporary car park will provide 2 hours free parking, 8:00am – 6:00pm. You must enter your licence plate number into the ticket machine to retrieve your free ticket to display on your dashboard. 

In late 2019 the Birdwood Lane temporary car park will be relocated and access will be provided to around 100 spaces in the lower basement levels of the permanent car park. Entry will be via Rosenthal Avenue. The existing temporary car park will not be relocated until access to this new section of car park is available.

Download the latest map of local parking options in Lane Cove village as at April 2019. By mid 2020 the new Rosenthal Project car park will be open providing 500 underground parking spaces.

Lane Cove Market Square Car Park

The largest Council car park in Lane Cove, Market Square Car Park has been the focus of a number of recent improvements by Council.

What has changed?

From 22 October two exit lanes have been in operation. The new ticketless parking system is now live which means these two lanes operate as follows:

Express Lane –under three hours or already paid at a pay machine

Pay Lane –stayed three hours or more and forgot to pay at a pay machine

As drivers approach the exit they can choose their preferred lane and then slow for licence plate recognition. There are no boomgates upon exit, fines will apply to those who exit without paying.

New signage is in place to help remind customers to check the duration of their stay at the pay machines located on P1 and P2. Together with improved licence plate technology, the twin lane exit will help improve the operation of this popular car park.

There are still 300 spaces available and it will remain free to enter after 6:00pm each day. Plus, seven additional motorcycle bays have been added.

Why have the changes been made?

The community and Council have experienced frustrations with the delays caused when issues have occurred with the single-exit boomgate. Delays at this boomgate have been further compounded at peak times and due to the high turnover of the car park. Market Square turns over more than 10 times its capacity on a daily basis which by industry standards is very high.

Given that close to 90% of the people using the car park stay under 3 hours, Council has now provided a twin lane exit to provide an Express Lane option as well as a Pay Lane option. There are no boomgates at the exit, the exits will use licence plate recognition systems to recognise those who do not pay before exiting.

While Council has been working on these improvements a number of car park users have been overstaying without paying. With the new system in place these customers are reminded that if they stay over 3 hours they are to pay before exiting as fines will soon apply.

 Helpful Hints

  • All customers are encouraged to note their time of entry and check their duration of stay at pay machines on P1 and P2
  • Peak times often coincide with morning and afternoon school drop-offs. It is recommended that you leave sufficient time to exit the car park at these times.

Other Local Parking Options

Council manages and maintains a number of off street public car parking areas in St Leonards, Lane Cove Village and Lane Cove West (Beatrice Street). 

The main location of off-street parking in Lane Cove Village includes:

Civic Centre
Central Avenue
Little Street
Market Square
69 Longueville Road

The Rosenthal Project is currently underway which involves transforming the previous 170 surface level car park into a brand new open space with 500 underground parking spaces. To find out more visit

Download a map of Lane Cove Village parking options including public car parks and disabled parking space locations.