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Section 63 carpark

By toadstool - 19 July 2008 9

Does anyone know if the ACT Government parking inspectors are legally allowed to book cars parked in the Section 63 carpark off London Circuit as it is now privately owned (pending redevelopment)?

I saw inspectors in there after lunch today putting tickets on windscreens for all the cars that had not paid the $8.00 fee, but I’m told that they were only warnings.

Now why would they put warnings on windscreens if they could make a killing booking all the cars that do not pay?

What’s Your opinion?


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Section 63 carpark
G-Fresh 9:14 am 21 Jul 08

Having paid $93M for the site I would think the owners should like the inspectors patrolling their carpark armed with little yellow envelopes and fancy handheld printers.

There is no sharing of carparking proceeds. ACT Govt gets things like stamp duty, land tax and rates from the block. Not to mention all the associated development statutory charges.

Felix the Cat 9:22 pm 20 Jul 08

jakez said :

I imagine private car park owners come to some sort of contractual arrangement with the ACT Govt magpies. This saves them from hiring their own inspectors, writing out their own fines based on the contractual agreement one enters into upon parking, and then fighting it in court.

The ACT Government gets a cut of the revenue to cover cost and make it worth their while.

Everyone wins…………wait.

So why does the ANU have it’s own Parking Inspectors? Why wouldn’t they just invite the regualr Brown Bombers on Campus and let the ANU Security look out for art work being knocked off instead of booking cars parking without a permit?

Cameron 7:00 pm 20 Jul 08

It is as Bundybear has said. Had to go through the process a few years ago to get them to ticket people who would park for free in our eight-space carpark to go over to the plaza.

jakez 1:04 am 20 Jul 08

I imagine private car park owners come to some sort of contractual arrangement with the ACT Govt magpies. This saves them from hiring their own inspectors, writing out their own fines based on the contractual agreement one enters into upon parking, and then fighting it in court.

The ACT Government gets a cut of the revenue to cover cost and make it worth their while.

Everyone wins…………wait.

realityskin 11:04 am 19 Jul 08

587 cars got warning tickets there yesterday.

As of Monday the ACT Government now patrols it and takes a cut of revenue.

Bundybear 10:47 am 19 Jul 08

Owners can make a request that parking areas be policed, and a decision will be made based on that individual location. I’m aware of a request for an area to be policed that was only knocked back because it was behind gates. I’d bet that’s what’s happened here, be greatful there appears to be a period of warning/informing before they slap on the big bucks. ACT govt. policy – ensure anyone who drives is made to pay pay pay in an effort to make them catch a non existent bus that may / may not arrive on time / ever at a bus stop near / nowhere near you

Wide Boy Jake 10:40 am 19 Jul 08

I’m pretty sure parking inspectors can book you anywhere. A few years ago I was booked in the Woden Plaza multistorey carpark and when I complained to the cashier I was told that if a carpark is privately owned or not it makes no difference to the brown bombers.

steveu 9:15 am 19 Jul 08

There could simply be an agreement in place with the owners of the land, which provides jurisdiction for the parking inspectors. At least with commonwealth owned land, such agreements exist. Im sure we would have at least one reader who is a parking inspector who could answer the question…

DJ 8:55 am 19 Jul 08

Don’t know if they are entitled to hand out fines – the zoning could still be part of their jurisdiction. Perhaps they are giving warnings as opposed to fines in fairness to the drivers? Next time I guess they will be handing out fines…

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