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.

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