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Parking on Nature Strips in Canberra?

By niknak 31 July 2011 26

As it states, folks.

Is it okay to park on your neighbour’s nature strip (or verge)?


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vg 8:00 pm 08 Aug 11

“I have never seen a parking ticket on a car parked on a nature strip”

Bully for you. I’ve seen a ton, I win

Becw 7:31 pm 08 Aug 11

It all depends on your neighbours. In my street, we share nature strips to park on and we even share our driveways! If your going to park on the strip outside your neighbours place, you should ask them if this is ok. That is, if you haven’t already got a deal going on. 🙂

astrojax 8:15 am 06 Aug 11

curlylocks said :

If the driveway is full then yes. And common sense prevails do not park on a nature strip on a corner like I have seen loads of people do.
And if the street is wide enough also.

no! this is the kind of arrogance that pisses people off – oh, i want to drive over there but thee are these pesky yellow lines and other traffic, oh well, bugger them; or i need to go to that shop so i’ll double park out the front ’cause i want to…

no again, it is illegal and so don’t do it. if the parking where you want is full, go to the next nearest not-full parking, suck it up, and go from tnere – not ‘park were you want’. see the courtesy posters in another thread…

Innovation 8:04 pm 05 Aug 11

edee said :

No parking at all on the Nature Strips.

Refer to Parks and City Services:

So what! I have never seen a parking ticket on a car parked on a nature strip. I think the authorities usually only act on complaints and, if someone complains, I understand that owners usually get a caution first and all that’s probably achieved is that it creates tensions with neighbours. Also, although rangers deal with most nature strip breaches, only parking ops deal with registered vehicles on nature strips. If these two groups worked together, and didn’t bother giving warnings first, a drive around any suburb would be a quick revenue raiser.

edee 3:17 pm 05 Aug 11

No parking at all on the Nature Strips.

Refer to Parks and City Services:

AG Canberra 1:55 pm 01 Aug 11

We had this issue in a rental in Dwakin – workers were parking on our nature strip as there weren’t enough parks in Deakin West.

Some of the tactics employed by the residents of our group house included:
A catcher full of mower clippings and a bit of water from the hose on one car
The sprinkler set up right beside the drivers door and turned on as he approached his car
Random dirt and dust spread over a car (including vacuum contents)
Vaseline on the door handle
Prawn shells inside the grill

We were bored students with way too much time on our hands but it did solve the problem – we think word got around that our place was not the place to park in front of…

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