Parking Rules

 
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Yellow Edge Lines

What do they mean?

Council is using unbroken yellow edge lines on the side of roads to indicate 'No Stopping' zones.   This means a driver must not stop at the side of a road marked with a continuous yellow edge line.  These areas need to be kept clear so drivers and pedestrians have a clear view of each other and road safety is maintained.

Police and council parking officers can enforce this road rule, without any other road signs or indications required.

You can view Rule 169 of the Road Rules 2014 (No Stopping on a road with a yellow edge line) and all road rules on Roads and Maritime Services website 

View NSW Road Rules 2014

Nature Strip and Rolled Kerbs

Nature strip

As a general rule, parking is not allowed on nature strips.

Rolled kerbs

Where there is a street with rolled kerbs, vehicles should park parallel to the kerb with 2 wheels on the nature strip and 2 wheels on the road.

When parking bays have been provided on the nature strip, forming part for the rolled kerb, vehicles must only park in these bays with two wheels on the parking bay and two wheels on the road so that other vehicles can still negotiate the road. 

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Footpaths and Driveways

Footpaths

A driver must not stop on a footpath. This blocks pedestrians and other footpath areas as well as sight lines for vehicles using the roadway. 

Driveways

A driver must not park on or across (or partially across) a driveway blocking access to pedestrians and other vehicles.  However, a driver may stop if they are dropping off or picking up passengers a long as the driver is not obstructing other vehicles, does not leave the vehicle and the dropping off or picking up of the passenger is done within 2 minutes of stopping.

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Do not stop in a driveway as per the photo.  This blocks pedestrians and other vehicle access.

Caravans & Trailers (also refer additional rules for boat trailers)

Registered vehicles can be parked on a residential street provided it does not exceed the weight and length limit.  (This includes caravans and trailers - refer additional rules for boat trailers).

Registered vehicles less than 4.5 tonnes in weight (GVM - Gross Vehicle Mass) or less then 7.5 metres in length can park on residential streets for an unlimited time. 

Vehicles larger than this can only park on a residential street for a maximum of 1 hour unless otherwise specified by a parking sign.

 Boat trailers

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Boat Trailers

As of 1 July 2017 Council will be enforcing Section 15A of the Impounding Act 1993.  This section affects the parking of boat trailers on the road for more than 28 days.

In order to balance the needs of boat trailer owners and other resident’s Council have developed a boat trailer guideline defining under what circumstances Council would take action to have boat trailers moved or impounded.

 Boat trailer guidelines

 

 

Trucks

The driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, must not stop on a length of road in a built-up area for longer than 1 hour.

Heavy vehicle - A vehicle with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of 4.5 tonnes or more.

Long vehicle - A vehicle that, together with any load or projection, is 7.5 metres long or longer

Built up area - Area where there are buildings on land next to the road, or there is street lighting, at intervals not over 100 metres for a distance of at least 500 metres or, if the road is shorter than 500 metre for the whole road. 

 

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Unregistered Vehicles

It is illegal to have an unregistered vehicle on a road or road related area and it should be moved to private property. If it is left unregistered or unattended it may be classified as an abandoned vehicle and impounded by council. 

Council officers are not authorised to deal with matters relating to the registration of a vehicle.  Information regarding the enforcement of unregistered vehicles, may be obtained by contacting the police at a local area command.

Time Limited Parking 

Time limit parking applies to areas in the Shire including school zones, commercial centres, beaches, sporting fields and more frequently visited areas. 

All time limit parking has signage with parking times indicated. Your parking time starts from the moment your vehicle stops and vehicle must be moved, from that area, within that specified time on the sign.  You cannot restart the time limit by simply moving your vehicle over a few spaces. You must leave the area/length of road. 

Rule 205 of the Road Rules says “A driver must not park continuously on a length of road…to which a permissive parking sign applies for longer than the period indicated”. 

A 'length of road', which a timed parking sign applies (example 1P), is an unbroken section of road marked by parking signs of the same type.  The 'length of road' is broken up by a change in signs, such as a Bus Zone or No Parking Zone located along the road or by an intersecting road.  It is not broken by a driveway, pedestrian ramp or a curve in the road.  The opposite side of the road is also a different length of road.

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Mobility / Australian Disability Parking Permit

Mobility permit / Australian Disability Parking Permit holders can park in time limited areas for longer time periods. 

Time limited parking period Concession rule for permit holders.
Sign is more than 30 minutes (eg 1, 2, 4 hours) The vehicle can be parked for an unlimited time.
Sign is for 30 minutes The vehicle can park for a maximum of 2 hours.
Sign is for less than 30 minutes (eg 5, 10 or 20 minutes) The vehicle can be park for a maximum of 30 minutes or twice the time limit of the sign (whichever is more).

All permit holders must clearly display a valid permit on the windscreen of the vehicle.  Council Roads and Traffic officers monitor the correct use of permits.

Applications for permits and further information about parking concessions for permit holders is available from Roads and Maritime Services.

Correct use of a parking mobility scheme permit

Parking mobility scheme application

 

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