No fine, just the ticket
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.