No fine, just the ticket

Kalamunda Reporter - - News - Lynn Gri­er­son

COMMUTERS parked il­le­gally in Rail­way Pa­rade near Mid­land train sta­tion re­turned to their cars last Fri­day to find a ticket on their wind­screen.

Re­lief re­placed fear of a penalty on re­al­is­ing the in­fringe­ment no­tice was a cau­tion is­sued by the City of Swan.

The City’s pol­icy on pros­e­cut­ing of­fend­ers is to ed­u­cate, cau­tion and pros­e­cute only when war­ranted on com­pli­ance mat­ters.

City chief ex­ec­u­tive Mike Mike Fo­ley said any­one with an in­fringe­ment penalty could ap­peal to the City if they be­lieved they had jus­ti­fi­able rea­sons, or ul­ti­mately elect to go to court and con­test the penalty.

“An in­fringe­ment is not a pros­e­cu­tion but a mod­i­fied penalty that can be used for some types of of­fence, In some cases, se­ri­ous mat­ters will go straight to pros­e­cu­tion,” he said.

The penalty for park­ing with­out a per­mit in Rail­way Pa­rade is $45 and the City warned that re­peat of­fend­ers would be pros­e­cuted.

Land next to the park­ing bays in Rail­way Pa­rade is owned by the Crown and the Pub­lic Trans­port Au­thor­ity.

Many commuters and lo­cal work­ers cur­rently park on land ear­marked for the new Mid­land tran­sit hub.

Park­ing on land next to Rail­way Pa­rade.

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