Council followed up with Council Parking Officers fining numerous residents who were not following the Council Parking By Laws. The vehicles in the photo would all be parked illegally under Council By Laws!
Many of our streets are quite narrow so residents would park with two wheels on the grass nature strip to ensure Emergency Vehicles and others had adequate room to pass. This contravenes Council By Laws and residents became quite upset when they were fined when they were just trying to do the ‘right thing’.
Council then received many complaints from residents who had been fined.
As a result the Mayor has called for a forum including local community groups to discuss parking issues around the Sunshine Coast. Your BeCA was extremely prompt in requesting it be included in any forum and we now await the next phase.
There are areas in our estates where to follow Council Parking By Laws and park with all four wheels on the roadway creates a dangerous situation.
BeCA will be seeking that Council adopt a ‘common sense’ approach and where residents appear to be trying to do ‘the right thing’ and keep very narrow roadways clear for the safe passage of vehicles should not be fined.