It will take at least another 18 months for Wollongong City Council to release its solutions to ease the parking nightmare along the foreshore.
Wollongong City Council has been working on a foreshore parking strategy since early 2018.
A council spokesman said staff had so far collected data on the capacity and usage of council's 20 foreshore car parks between Stanwell Park and Port Kembla.
Staff have also reviewed the expected growth in requirements for parking along the Blue Mile.
"For each of the sites, the review has identified a range of options for improvements to address current and forecast demands, and these are currently being looked at by staff to inform draft strategies and actions," he said.
"Improvement options being considered include improved signage, smart parking technology, event-based parking strategies and hard infrastructure solutions such as additional parking at Stuart Park. To better inform this work, additional data is being collected along the Blue Mile."
Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the council wanted to collect parking data over a couple of parking seasons.
The spokesman said the work for the strategy was more involved than first anticipated, including "collecting sufficient data for good decision-making and then understanding the implications of this data on car park usage".
"The parking data and research associated with the Blue Mile is being incorporated in the review of the City Centre Access and Movement Strategy, currently underway and due for release in 2020."
Parking along the foreshore is at gridlock on a nice summer's day or public holiday and frustrated drivers often park illegally.