Council will look at ways to improve parking in the Central Business District (CBD) as it conducts an early review of its Parking Strategy.
The current Parking Strategy was adopted by Council in February 2016, and was originally due for review in 2018.
However a combination of feedback from local businesses and the availability of a consultant prompted Council to move the review forward a year.
"We had originally contracted traffic specialists GTA Consultants to review parking primarily along Argent Street, but saw an opportunity to utilise their expertise across the whole CBD," said Council's Chief Operating Officer, Brendan Smith.
"We'd also received feedback and a number of suggested changes from businesses in the CBD, and we wanted to act on the information they were providing us as soon as possible, rather than wait until 2018.
"So we asked GTA if they would be willing to expand their scope beyond Argent Street to the rest of the CBD, and they were happy to do that.
"It was basically a case of making the most of the resources we had on hand to deliver the best service to businesses in the CBD, and the wider community."
Traffic Counters have recently been installed in Crystal, Oxide, and Argent Streets to monitor traffic volume in the CBD.
Consultation sessions will also be held with businesses in May to gather further feedback for use in the review process.
The Parking Strategy review is expected to be completed in June, and will go before July's Council meeting for consideration by Councillors.