Re: Request for an update on the review of managing parking on the verge

Dear Mr Manderson,

 

Re: Request for an update on the review of managing parking on the verge

 

I refer to your enquiry sent to Councillor Dickson on 28 August 2018, requesting an update on the activities relating to the review of managing parking on the verge. Councillor Dickson has asked me to provide you with a response as I am helping coordinate this review.

 

The need for more education around parking in residential areas was identified as a key action by stakeholders at the workshop held in February 2018. Since that time, council has developed and delivered several initiatives, and continues to take an education based on compliance response to parking within the Local Government area.

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Invitation to the Council Workshop on the Parking Issues- and community repsonse

Well gangsters…..It’s finally arrived. Our invitation to the Council Workshop on the Parking Issues.
Please read through and note that we will have limited time for our presentation.
The time has come to now produce positive achievable solutions for them to work on. We already have some very positive suggestions but put your thinking caps on and let’s show them we are not only critics….but also willing to be pro active toward genuine change.


COMMUNITY RESPONSES:

“I think we all want the same thing. Just to be able to park our cars safely but at the same time have it safe for pedestrians. Let us put 2 wheels up on the verge as long as not parking on the concrete footpath and future developments to to have wider streets and deeper blocks so people can park on the driveways without being outside the boundary.
I drove down Spinnaker Blvd the other day and thought this is how streets should be. Wide enough for cars to travel safely each way and then ample parking room on both sides of the road. Good old ”

“Ideally we should‘nt have to worry about parking on our own driveways, up to the boundary, as long as we are not blocking the footpath for pedestrians..”

“So let me get this right, they want our submission, 14 days before the event, giving us only two weeks to prepare, then they have our ideas and concerns and therefore have two weeks to prepare counter arguments to our proposal. Am I being cynical?” Continue reading “Invitation to the Council Workshop on the Parking Issues- and community repsonse”

Channel 7 News Report- Parking Fines Jump

In case anyone else missed it!!

The investigation shows that last financial year the Sunshine Coast council had a whopping increase of $700000 in extra revenue from parking fines and 9000 more tickets issued than the previous year!!!

The video also details the top 10 roads that people are being fined on!!

1- SIPPY DOWNS DRIVE you are the winner by far!!
Almost 5000 tickets issued with a revenue of $200000 raised 
we also have..
2- Oranto Ave, Bulcock Street & Minchinto Street, Caloundra
3- Eccles Road, Birtinya
4- Brisbane Road and Parkland Parade, Mooloolahba
5- Hosptial and Ann Street, Nambour

People are being fined more in April and May (holiday season?)

And most interestingly 2000 tickets WERE REVOKED upon application last year!!
Some were due to medical or compassionate reasons, BUT the bulk were cancelled due to parking inspector error (or as I sometimes call it ‘a worker trying desperately to achieve unreasonable KPIs and keep their job’)

Parking fines jump

Exclusive: A 7 News investigation has found a staggering jump in the number and value of parking fines racked up on the Sunshine Coast. www.7News.com.au#7News

Posted by 7 News Sunshine Coast on Thursday, 11 January 2018

ABC Sunshine Coast- Does it feel like Sunshine Coast parking officers are driving around the region looking for people they can slap with a fine?

Does it feel like Sunshine Coast parking officers are driving around the region looking for people they can slap with a…

Posted by ABC Sunshine Coast on Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Sunshine Coast Council Media Release-December 21, 2017

Workshop to focus on best practice car parking approach

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson today called for a workshop on Council’s approach to managing parking infringements.

“The Councillors and I acknowledge there is significant community commentary occurring regarding council’s approach to parking infringements and fines,” Mayor Jamieson said.
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Responses to Sunshine Coast Council Media Release-December 21, 2017

Read the Media Release here http://parkingpoliticsgonemadprotest.com/sunshine-coast-council-media-release-december-21-2017/

 

” Hahahaha”

“we’d better ensure that there’s some representation from the industrial estates that have been heavily targeted this year! The parking officers were coming after delivery drivers who parked momentarily on the 7m wide “road reserve”, which looks like part of the carpark and has no footpath…”
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Channel 7 News- Sunshine Coast Parking Issues- Community Meeting Sunday 17th @ Cotton Tree Park

Parking issues

A group of disgruntled residents have taken a stand against the current parking issues, meeting at Cotton Tree at the weekend to take action.www.7News.com.au#7News

Posted by 7 News Sunshine Coast on Monday, 18 December 2017

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Channel 7 News- Residents Losing Trust in Council?

Councillor wants less tickets and more educating

A Sunshine Coast Councillor says he's worried the community is losing trust in Council over the large volume of parking fines being issued. www.7News.com.au#7News

Posted by 7 News Sunshine Coast on Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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Channel 7 News Story

Residents to protest Council's parking fines

Frustrated Sunshine Coast residents will gather in Cotton Tree this weekend, in protest against Council's heavy-handed parking fines. www.7News.com.au#7News

Posted by 7 News Sunshine Coast on Thursday, 14 December 2017

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