A 20-room boarding house is planned for a Keiraville street already full of university students' cars.
The development in Dallas Street would provide off-site parking for just five cars.
Wollongong City Council is considering the application for the demolition of an existing house on the site to then build a boarding house with 19 rooms for boarders and one for a manager.
The proposed development would also provide 20 bicycle spaces.
Dallas Street is located immediately north of the University of Wollongong and has been used by students for parking.
Restrictions in place only allow vehicle parking on the northern side of the street between 8.30am and 6.30pm.
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According to a parking assessment lodged as part of the application, the development is not likely to add to the on-street parking pressures.
"Boarding houses generally accommodate low socio-economic residents with a corresponding low car ownership," the assessment states.
The report then suggested the development will create just four vehicle trips during the morning peak, and four in the evening.
"This level of traffic will have no adverse effect on any nearby intersections and can be readily accommodated within the existing road network with minimal impact in terms of traffic flow efficiency and road safety considerations," the report stated.
The development has already gone before the council's design review panel.
Issues raised by the panel which have since been addressed included ensuring a similar setback as other residences in the street and retaining some trees on the site.
"The proposed development is for a boarding house which has been designed to reflect the general bulk, scale and siting of a dwelling house, as this is the predominant character of development throughout the immediate and broader locality," the development application stated.
The application is on exhibition until June 26.