Parking Inspectors are on patrol Monday to Sunday 830am till 6pm
within the CBD, which include Wharf st, McLeod st, Florence st and the Esplanade
Street Parking outside the CBD between Ellis Beach and Gordonvale has a 8 hour limit but it’s not patrolled. Council staff will act on public complaints.
Valid Disability Parking Permits let’s you park in the CBD without a parking ticket if you:
- Park in a designated Disability zones.
- Park in a designated parking zone except 2 and 5 minute parking
- Loading zones
If your require access to designated loading zone you must be driving a commercial vehicle or ute. if not, you can purchase a yearly pass. The pass will set you back $80.00 which is a lot cheaper than the $120.00 fine. Loading zones are constantly monitored and vehicles are marked and logged by parking inspectors.
Currently centre of the road parking is monitored by a camera car.
Soon the centre road parking bays will be monitored by a discrete sensor that will notify inspectors instantly. The initial sensor rollout starts shortly in Grafton St.
If you do get a a parking infingement notice and you see the parking inspector near by, feel free to approach him/her in a friendly manner and have a conversation as to why you exceed the time limit. If you have a valid reason they have the discretion to cancel or issue a warning notice. Remember you can always lodge parking infringement dispute directly with our local council office in Spence st.
If you are unsure of the parking regulations speak to the friendly staff as they are happy to educate you on the rule and regulations.
Something I leaned today: Parking inspectors do not have targets or financial ticket incentives. Remember they are a valued member of out community and help keep the cars moving.
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