Park­ing re­stric­tions tough on tradies

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Letters - Terry McGill, Mar­garet River

On a re­cent Sun­day, I had just done some free work for an el­derly cou­ple, and ended up with a bad mi­graine headache.

I went straight to Coles and there were no park­ing spots any­where. I drove around the block but there was none at all.

As I had a trailer, I pulled onto the kerb in front of the Food Room in Mar­garet River, not notic­ing any No Park­ing signs. I didn’t know that on a Sun­day park­ing was il­le­gal.

As I rushed in and out of the shops, I noted none of the nearby stores was open, so I thought park­ing there would be okay.

Tradies have nowhere to pull up with trailers. They pre­vi­ously parked op­po­site the bus sta­tion but this is now un­der de­vel­op­ment. I re­turned to my ve­hi­cle to find rangers had slapped a $100 fine on my wind­screen. The ranger rudely told me not to park there. I ex­plained I was un­able to see any signs while driv­ing. When I asked where trailers could park, the ranger did not re­ply. The signs have only just been put up. I am wait­ing for a re­sponse af­ter call­ing the rangers for more in­for­ma­tion.

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