Tradies Parking Plight!

Tradies Plight

On the job with our tradies…narrow roads!!

Posted by Rachel Martin on Friday, 9 February 2018

If he was parked ‘legally’ would a fire truck get through?

How much room if the large vehicle wasnot parked on the verge?

Would a fire truck get through if he was not verge parked?

Posted by Rachel Martin on Friday, 9 February 2018

Sometimes verge parking is safer!!

Is verge parking sometimes safer than legal parking?

More examples where verge parking is the safest option..

Posted by Rachel Martin on Friday, 9 February 2018

Contradiction on verge parking!

Contradiction: verge parking

Verge parking will block the footpaths and impede pedestrians…..but these things do not?

Posted by Rachel Martin on Friday, 9 February 2018

The words of an ex-parking inspector

Okay people I’m an ex parking officer here to help people so bring it on! I know what happens behind the scenes and Iam open to revealing information “in the best interests of the public”.
Last year I received a fine up the Sunshine Coast at the fisherman’s farmers markets and brought to their “own attention” their “ breaches of the same laws they were giving people at that area. I was let off because I brought to their attention and took photos of the officer walking down the mid strip which is anWHS issue and most and foremost there was a pedestrian crossing about 10-20m from where he was to cross the road without jaywalking! So this officer breached two federal laws in order to enforce one federal law.
So people take photos and remind the councils that they display very clearly on their website about the breaching of laws. Basically copy and paste their own info and give it back to them.
My fine was withdrawn and I was told this was not a precedent. Actually it is.
I also did an application to council requesting all information in relation to the the signage of the area as I believed the No Stopping that was on the footpath was part of the roadway. I just wanted clarification if that area was a footpath or a road.
I was never given this and funny my fine was cancelled. If I can find my info I will add to here.
First -of all all law is based on “the public health and safety” always remember that. When you get and a fine you need to ask yourself what has the fine been issued for as a “safety”? And ask the council that too.

Second- yes fines are being used to raise revenue that would usually support other areas of council. I knew this from working as a parking officer for another council. Continue reading “The words of an ex-parking inspector”

Even the council workers cant operate legally within this set up..

Sunshine Coast work car parked on my street Upper Gay Tce Kings Beach about 30 mins ago over yellow line. When I took photo employee started yelling out at me!!




“Hi all, this is a very serious matter and I’d like to know more details so I can follow up with our CEO to ensure this staff member is made aware and disciplined for their actions. Under no circumstances is this “ok”. Could admin or the person who witnessed this please contact me via messenger? I will not use your name and will keep your complaint confidential. Thank you.
– Cr Christian Dickson, division 6”
Continue reading “Even the council workers cant operate legally within this set up..”

Council creating pedestrian obstacles on the verge?

It’s not just the new developments that lack footpaths. In my area, Moffat Beach, the road is used by school kids, old age pensioners and all in between. They have to use the road due to lack of footpaths.

The ‘grass’ verge is fraught with obstructions. Some years ago Council workers came around and fitted inspection covers for water related valves, there was 5 fitted in the verge at the front of my place, all at different levels and not flush with the surface. Couldn’t say it was an amateur job, that would be insulting an amateur.
Only one can be seen now, that one still sticks up above the ground level, waiting to trip some unfortunate pedestrian.
Every election time I ask candidates, what are they prepared to do about footpaths, nothing ever happens.
I could never understand why a footpath was built along a boundary of the racecourse some years ago, then it was sold off. Oh, Commercial interests, yep that’s what Council is all about. We’re alright Jack, you stupid ratepayers can pay for what we want and we’ll make laws to make sure you pay and pay and pay.


mothers trying to push prams through long grass and over driveways

Out and about today and a lovely lady brought attention to a particularly concerning safety issue that makes the councils argument about pedestrian safety being a priority over verge parking just a massive tad hypocritical.
Stories of young mothers trying to push prams through long grass and over driveways (no footpath either side of the road) only to come to a nature saving “whatever it is”.
But wait….just cross the road and continue I hear you say!##! Whoops another toad saving snake haven in the way of getting the now dehydrating youngsters home out of the heat….oh well…there’s only the chance of being struck by a car from one of three different directions. So the young mum grabs the heavy pram with one hand and her toddler in the other and hoping like crazy that her little first grader can hang on to her as well while they run the gauntlet to safety. But Oh No, there is another “snake pit” sorry nature thingymajig blocking her direct route to the safety of the opposite grassy nature strip. But wait it doesn’t end there….she has to get her first grader home from school again, so it’s Russian Roulette that this family along with the others in this area play, not Monopoly like the the big kids are playing.

Continue reading “mothers trying to push prams through long grass and over driveways”

Are parking inspectors targeting families at sporting events and markets?

“We would dearly like to hear from all of you SPORTING PEOPLE, be it participant spectator and more importantly, parents of school kids. Please give us your feedback on any issues of parking at you venues and surrounding streets in regards parking difficulties / dangerous situations for the kids ect., This will add fuel to our plight and more so seek to protect our kids more. Thank you in advance.”

COMMUNITY RESPONSES: Continue reading “Are parking inspectors targeting families at sporting events and markets?”

Council creating hazards for drivers and pedestrians?

“Well, sometime ago i rang council regarding a hazard backing out of my driveway.
We have very wide footpaths but next to my driveway, half the footpath was taken up with a dense garden, including palms and concrete edging on council footpath which reduced visibility.
Council came out and said no it didnt and he didnt see a problem…wtf?” Continue reading “Council creating hazards for drivers and pedestrians?”

charging people for parking in a bus stop that is not even operational

Well the wonderful parking inspectors have been out today fleecing the residents of Sunshine Cove by charging people for parking in a bus stop that is not even operational yet and doubt it will be for a while as this estate is still “under construction”. My partner reckons they got 4 people in that one spot would have paid their wages for the day. Someone tell me this is not revenue raising at its finest.

He also asked why the yellow lines had been taken away from the driveways of some homes in the older part of the estate and why they aren’t doing it for everybody, only to be told to ring council customer service.

parking inspectors blatantly breaking the law

Hi members, just received a few pics from a friend of mine visiting the new hospital at Kawana. He has been noticing the parking inspectors blatantly breaking the law by way of jaywalking in their quest to get to cars quicker to fine.

One of their victims was a lady attending a Chemo session…….is that low or what!


“A pedestrian must not cross a road, or part of a road, within 20m of a crossing on the road” 🤔 from the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009″

“interesting part of that is that council have based this workshop on the 1995 Road Management Act ????”

My $36 fine turned into $580 sper payment plan

I parked in Caloundra and there were no signs to indicate paid parking. Took it to court. My $36 fine turned into $580 sper payment plan. The magistrate didn’t give to hoots and the prosecutor for the council is a stuck up self absorbed twat.

Section 208: Parallel parking on a road incorrect…no one at council knows what that means?!?

“Received a parking fine for:
Offence description: Section 208, Parallel parking on a road incorrect.
Just rang council to ask for a link where I can read Section 208 to find out what was incorrect with my parking and no one can find that section or what it means!!! They are going to call me back when someone can find that section and tell me what it says!!!”

COMMUNITY RESPONSES: Continue reading “Section 208: Parallel parking on a road incorrect…no one at council knows what that means?!?”

Why is this so random and inconsistent?

“Why can my neighbour park on the footpath and never get booked but my daughter and her boyfriend get booked. My other neighbour gets booked but they park on the footpath almost every day. Why is this so random and inconsistent .”

“I would say your neighbour is a friend of parking warden”

“one would think the parking warden would be rapidly running out of friends now. We have a similar situation in Palmwoods where it appears there is one friend left.”