The Council has begun the next phase in ensuring safer parking in the district and improving safety for all road users.

From this week the Council will begin issuing parking infringements for offences where parking safety is compromised or is inconsiderate to other road users.

“Safety is our priority” said Council Regulatory Services Manager Susan Atherton. “We will be issuing infringements for stationary vehicle offences on public roads and spaces, such as parking on yellow lines, footpaths, and blocking driveways. Infringements may also be issued in relation to a vehicle’s registration or Warrant of Fitness.”

Until now, the Council has taken an educational approach where possible. When an offence has been identified, the Council has worked with the vehicle operators to gain compliance, promote safety on the roads, and warning letters have been issued when necessary.

“Following feedback from the community and an increasing number of complaints, the Council recognises that there is now a need to start issuing infringements for offences where parking safety is compromised or is inconsiderate to other road users,” Susan Atherton said.

Parking in Selwyn is free, although some spaces have time restrictions in townships where parking is in high demand. These restrictions are in place from 8amƒ6pm Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays and Sundays.

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Last modified: 19 Sep 2022 12:46pm