Proposed Parking Local Law 2021

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We're proposing an update to our parking legislation, including allowances for electronic parking technology and changes to penalties, and invite your feedback.


Under the Local Government Act, we’re required to periodically review local laws to ensure their currency.

In 2019 the City advertised its intent to review the Parking Local Law 2006, and invited the community to provide feedback over a period of six weeks. Since then, officers have completed a comprehensive review of the parking local law and have recommended adopting a new law in its place, which is now advertised for public comment.

The purpose of the proposed local law is to enable the City to regulate the parking of vehicles within the district and provide for the management and operation of parking facilities under the City’s care, control and management.

The effect of the proposed local law is that a person parking a vehicle within the parking region is to comply with the provisions of the local law.


What are the proposed changes?

The proposed changes are summarised below. To view a more detailed list (excluding changes to penalties) you can click here.

  • The City has not changed its infringement amounts in eight years and the new law recommends increases to some penalties. To view a full list of the proposed changes to penalties, click here.
  • Provisions to allow the adoption of electronic parking technology, including provisions which will allow the City to set 'Pay by Phone only' zones.
  • Provisions to allow for electronic parking permits.
  • New provisions for parking at construction sites.
  • An amendment to help prevent free parking from being exploited.
  • An amendment regarding verge parking including for trailers, caravans or boats.
  • An amendment to allow motorcycles to be parked in any bay, given the fee is paid.
  • Other amendments to remove repetition and streamline requirements of current legislation.


How can I find out more?

  • View the list of the proposed changes here and a list of the changes to penalties here.
  • Download a copy of the proposed local law by clicking here or visiting the document library.
  • View the answers to some common questions in the Q&A by clicking here.
  • For more context and background, you can read the item in the Council minutes, available here or in the document library.


Please share your thoughts on the proposed changes below by 5:00pm Sunday 18 April 2021.

We're proposing an update to our parking legislation, including allowances for electronic parking technology and changes to penalties, and invite your feedback.


Under the Local Government Act, we’re required to periodically review local laws to ensure their currency.

In 2019 the City advertised its intent to review the Parking Local Law 2006, and invited the community to provide feedback over a period of six weeks. Since then, officers have completed a comprehensive review of the parking local law and have recommended adopting a new law in its place, which is now advertised for public comment.

The purpose of the proposed local law is to enable the City to regulate the parking of vehicles within the district and provide for the management and operation of parking facilities under the City’s care, control and management.

The effect of the proposed local law is that a person parking a vehicle within the parking region is to comply with the provisions of the local law.


What are the proposed changes?

The proposed changes are summarised below. To view a more detailed list (excluding changes to penalties) you can click here.

  • The City has not changed its infringement amounts in eight years and the new law recommends increases to some penalties. To view a full list of the proposed changes to penalties, click here.
  • Provisions to allow the adoption of electronic parking technology, including provisions which will allow the City to set 'Pay by Phone only' zones.
  • Provisions to allow for electronic parking permits.
  • New provisions for parking at construction sites.
  • An amendment to help prevent free parking from being exploited.
  • An amendment regarding verge parking including for trailers, caravans or boats.
  • An amendment to allow motorcycles to be parked in any bay, given the fee is paid.
  • Other amendments to remove repetition and streamline requirements of current legislation.


How can I find out more?

  • View the list of the proposed changes here and a list of the changes to penalties here.
  • Download a copy of the proposed local law by clicking here or visiting the document library.
  • View the answers to some common questions in the Q&A by clicking here.
  • For more context and background, you can read the item in the Council minutes, available here or in the document library.


Please share your thoughts on the proposed changes below by 5:00pm Sunday 18 April 2021.

  • Item to committee - 14 July 2021

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    In response to feedback received at the June Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation (FPOL) Committee meeting, a proposed amendment to the verges clause (5.18) will now be presented for consideration.

    The proposed Parking Local Law 2021 (with amendments) will be considered for adoption at the FPOL committee meeting on Wednesday 14 July 2021. Subject to the decision at FPOL it will then be considered at the Ordinary Council meeting on 28 July 2021.

    ATTENDING COMMITTEE

    FPOL - Wednesday 14 July 2021, commencing 6.00pm at North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Rd North Fremantle.

    Committee meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are welcome to attend or speak at council or committee meetings, you can find more information on this here.

  • Item deferred

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    At the meeting of 9 June 2021, Committee voted to defer this item to allow officers to seek further legal advice on several matters. It is expected to be considered at the next Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee meeting on 14 July 2021.

    To find out more about the deferral, you can view the meeting minutes here or on the City's Agendas and Minutes page.

  • Item to Committee - 9 June 2021

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    An item related to this project will be considered by Committee on Wednesday 9 June 2021.

    The proposed local law is being recommended for adoption, including a number of changes made as a result of community and State government feedback.


    PROPOSED CHANGES

    61 submissions were received during the comment period. The two main themes raised by respondents were concerns with the changes to parking on verges, and concerns with pay-by-phone only payment options.

    An amendment has been proposed which would allow owners/occupiers of the premises adjacent to the verge (or an authorised person) to park a vehicle on the verge, but excludes 'long and heavy vehicles' such as buses and verge parking adjacent to grouped dwellings such as apartments.

    Other amendments have also been suggested in response to comments from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, including the addition of provisions for special event parking and for urgent, essential or official functions.

    You're encouraged to view the feedback, responses and full details of the proposed changes in the meeting agenda, available by clicking here.


    ATTENDING COMMITTEE/ COUNCIL

    Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee - Wednesday 9 June 2021, 6.00pm, North Fremantle Community Hall 2 Thompson Road North Fremantle

    Committee meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are also welcome to attend or speak at council or committee meetings, you can find more information on this here.