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Parking Tickets in Macarthur

By 28 March 2013 11

Driving home this afternoon I noticed that every car, truck, caravan and trailer parked on the nature strips of Jackie Howe Cres in Macarthur had yellow envelopes on their windscreens (or tow balls).

Does anyone know what that’s all about?

I know officially that it’s illegal to park on suburban nature strips, but I didn’t think they enforced it.

Are they going to start booking every car in every street in Canberra parked as such?
Overkill methinks.

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11 Responses to Parking Tickets in Macarthur
#1
Martlark11:59 pm, 28 Mar 13

.Some high nahbob who lives on the street must have complained

#2
Madam Cholet8:28 am, 29 Mar 13

Someone must have complained. That’s probably the only time when it will be enforced. It is illegal, so if there is a complaint they are probably obliged to act. The number of people who use these areas over using their own driveways because they may have to juggle cars around is significant in our street. I think it should be a bit of give and take, but if you constantly use a spot that is not yours, and overtime destroy it by driving your vehicle over it, then possibly you should be held responsible for it.

We asked TAMS to regenerate an area across from our house that has been degraded by people turning their vehicles around – anything from family cars, uses with trailers to trucks with skips on. And get this…..WE LIVE IN A CIRCUIT – so the really easy way to get out of the street again or have your vehicle facing the other way is to follow the road. It takes about a minute.

TAMS planted trees across the street and yet some idiot still navigates his way through with his trailer in tow and knocks one down occasionally.

#3
Flossie8:29 am, 29 Mar 13

Someone left their cake out in the rain?

#4
JC9:21 am, 29 Mar 13

Good to see, it is the law afterall. Wish they would come to my area, there are a few cars always parked on the nature stip near an intersection just down the road. They make it hard to see what is coming.

#5
youami12:48 pm, 29 Mar 13

Why not park on the kerb? Surely, if there is no signs saying you can’t park on the street, that is the logical place to park a car. I can never understand Canberra in the fact that rarely do you see cars parked on the street legally (except say Braddon or in town centres) yet happily park on a nature strip illegally. I have even seen owners dig up the nature strip and put brown gravel strip there instead! Sure, some streets are narrow but they are suburban streets after all and the way most suburbs are designed, these suburban streets are for local traffic only.

#6
ScienceRules1:34 pm, 29 Mar 13

They sometimes book all the participants in those ad hoc “car yards” that pop up at intersections on weekends looking to sell their wheels, so it does happen.

#7
Pandy4:20 pm, 30 Mar 13

ScienceRules said :

They sometimes book all the participants in those ad hoc “car yards” that pop up at intersections on weekends looking to sell their wheels, so it does happen.

John Stanhope when hue was head minister, said he had no issue with this unless it caused traffic problems.

#8
KB197110:04 pm, 30 Mar 13

youami said :

Why not park on the kerb? Surely, if there is no signs saying you can’t park on the street, that is the logical place to park a car. I can never understand Canberra in the fact that rarely do you see cars parked on the street legally (except say Braddon or in town centres) yet happily park on a nature strip illegally. I have even seen owners dig up the nature strip and put brown gravel strip there instead! Sure, some streets are narrow but they are suburban streets after all and the way most suburbs are designed, these suburban streets are for local traffic only.

Yah, I have never understood why drivers will block a footpath to park rather than just park on the road..

Must be something to do with the fact people need 30m on the left to pass a parked car…….

#9
Weaselburger10:31 am, 31 Mar 13

I live in Dickson and so many cars park on the kerb (and especially one d#*@head who always parks on the kerb on a sharp corner) that it’s actually become a hazard that’s nearly got me in head on collisions several times

And considering the fact that most of them only park there to walk to work in dickson or visit the pool.

I would be happy to see them park on the nature strip if it meant it made the road safer

#10
johnboy10:43 am, 31 Mar 13

Take pictures. Send them in to images@the-riotact.com

#11
Roundhead8911:37 am, 31 Mar 13

Oh dear, parking tickets in Macarthur! Perhaps it is the fault of those horrid people wanting to build a data centre/gas-fired power station. No worries. Just whinge to The Canberra Times and you’ll get it overturned within two days.

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