“We got a $94 fine for parking our car outside our house in aura which was a little bit up on the gutter/grassed strip while we cleaned out garage. Why can’t they give a first time warning??? Our streets are so narrow and really busy atm as some are still being built etc.”
“I got fine $64 for parking in a 2 hour park for 17 mins even my ticket was dodgy up by the officer and he/she wrote in my ticket 1.54 they clock my car and came back at 2.31pm and fine me that is not 2 hours 😂 i have gone into Continue reading “I got fine $64 for parking in a 2 hour park for 17 mins”
“My partner got charged $94 for parking outside my office in a dedicated 2 hour parking bay that he was in for 30mins or less as he was just dropping something off. He has a Nissan Navara twin cab ute that is quite long. The person in the park behind him was way up so he parked a little bit forward so they could get out. Where is the common sense. This happened on Duporth Ave where my clients and staff have also been fined even when they move their cars before the two hours. WTF!!”
“Sorry I forgot to mention that he got the ticket because his tire was touching the yellow line not that he was overtime.”
“The council was at Bells Reach Sunday last. They booked my neighbour for parking on the grass. He is moving OS so had a shipping container in the driveway whilst it was being packed. He was told he would be better to park on the inside curve of the road (highly dangerous spot) than park on the grass. They then came back to Auro on the Monday and screamed at builders to get the …… cars off the road. They are rutheless, will not listen to reason and THEY CREATED the problem in the first place by allowing narrow roads that if two cars are parked you cannot drive through.”
“Dad got one on his job site on Monday. He also saw the same parking inspector parked illegally so stopped and put the letter under his windscreen. Gave him a good chuckle.”
Dads wondering if we can put the bins out tonight or will we get fined for that too… Is there a time frame they can be there? How about distance?? Do we need to take a ruler and make sure its 5cms from the kerb and 30 from the edge of the driveway? 🙄😂🤔
“For Sale: 3 bedroom 2 storey house, in average condition, on a good block. Under cover parking for 4 cars, 1 boat and umpteen motorcycles and bicycles.
Outside parking for at least 12 cars, more can be squeezed in without encroaching on Council’s valuable land.
Offers over $5 million considered.
(of course this is tongue in cheek, but could be a reality in the future.)
NOTE: be very careful on exiting such properties, do not dally at exit crossing, up to 16 parking officers may be lying in wait to issue an infringement notice.
It is rumoured they may be disguised as wheely bins, letter boxes or lamp posts.”
“Careful.. it’s incredibly dangerous for people to go around cars on footpaths.. the road is lava and people can’t look out for cars or anything when they choose to walk on the road”
Try Eumundi PS on a market day….. dropping kids off at school can be crazy. Especially if you want to stay and help which puts you over all the 2 hour parking bays.
I work mobile and I see near every school on the coast, the problem is insidious, the very worst is Chevallum State School, the poor parents have to park/stop in the gutter on a blind crest, waiting to get into the pickup zone. The parking over the road in Twists is not enough either, despite the Twist Bros good intentions, it is a disaster. Buderim is a nightmare, we could go on, Again poor planning by council, then it is our fault for not conforming. One councillor once tried to suggest that the school stagger leaving times by grade. Bahahahahahaha, what a stupid response. What if you have children in three different grades.
Wait until school starts up again…Coolum Primary is a nightmare for parking. 120 preppies that need to be walked in/out of class and no where near enough parking. Park on the grass and you get fined.
They appeared last year on cross country day when half of the car parks were blocked off surprise surprise.
When questioned they said we should park in the back streets…yep long walks for 4-5 year olds….not to mention clogging up local streets and causing chaos there as well.
I’ve seen 3-4 council cars parked together on the same grass having smoko breaks regularly.
There is heaps of room for the council to make more parks but they won’t.
Coolum is not the only school with this parking mess.
My daughter just rang me at work to tell me she got fined for parking on our front lawn. She was washing the car and left to go inside make a snack for her little sister. Came out and there was a ticket. “How can I get fined for parking on our lawn Mum?” She said she anywhere near the curb, so people could easily pass. The walking footpath is on the opposite side of the road. In 10years I have never fined for parking my car and washing on our lawn.
I will contest this. I not be paying a cent to the thieving mongrels.
Our work vehicle is currently LEGALLY parked on the road, and we have a neighbour who’s verbally abusive, yelling ‘move ur f##ken car’, and similar.
I’ve contacted Council asking to come see how we are parked and advise us of an alternative option. They said they’d come see us over the next couple of days. Months later, haven’t seen them
I just had two lady parking officers come to the home i live at in Gardak St Maroochydore as they are warning all residents in the street and handing out info (unfortunately they’d run out) of parking laws as someone in the street had made a complaint about where someone else was parked.
I Had a bit of a chat to them and they seemed quite aware that they knew they had to start giving more warnings but like everything else you have to wonder how concerned they really are about making life miserable for others at this time of the year…
sadly there are a hell of a lot of whingers in the coast to who love to dob people in..
I’m worried about that too, our car is too long for the driveway it only just passes our boundary and there are two drains near us on either sure so no one can walk there so everyday I hope our car won’t get a fine, it cab still can be easily walked around I have to reverse it in because we can’t see past the trees the council put on their land at the front and people park on the other side of the road opposite the driveway.
Can’t have the car/van in the garage there’s no room and even if there was I have 4 kids I can’t get out of the car in the garage and I’m not driving in a leaving them inside when the youngest is 16 months I’d never forgive myself if I hit him. I also need to be able to get out quick because my child has an autoimmune disease and gets sick quick and my other child is asthmatic.
Random thought: are they going to be handing out fines at Christmas/NYE events that we all attend which are put on by Council???
It’s really making me reconsider attending anything as I’ve already been slugged $94 😡 that much less for food on my table this week 😔
I got mine late November, applied to have it withdrawn only to be quoted parking by-laws … even though in a narrow u-shape street at birtinya blocked at BOTH sides with padlocked steel gates and already filled with tradies and trucks – too bad pay up 😔
We agree that this can be the wisest way to park when operating in badly planned, narrow street layouts…But what this council vehicle is doing is what we are being targeted for!
Shared to Facebook group by Vanessa Elizabeth Continue reading “But this is Illegal for Sunny Coast Locals?”
soooooo it’s illegal to half block an entrance to a car park like this. I looked he had no ticket on his windscreen. Continue reading “SCC Vehicle Blocking a carpark entrance”
Posted in Parking Politics Gone Mad Protest Group Page by Benizzle Fo Shizzle
Thank you for putting it so succinctly Beni!!
“I wanted to post this on the Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s page but I can’t. Continue reading “I wanted to post this on the Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s page but I can’t”
Thanks Kristine Warren for sending division representatives.
Feel free to phone, email and visit your rep to create positive change.