Park­ing laws to change

Wanneroo Times - - News - Lucy Jarvis

CHANGES to the City of Wan­neroo’s park­ing lo­cal law are out for pub­lic com­ment un­til July 9.

The coun­cil agreed to ad­ver­tise the draft changes at its May 9 meet­ing, which in­cluded re­plac­ing a clause about not park­ing cars on paths or in the mid­dle of roads.

“The driver of a ve­hi­cle must not stop so that any por­tion of the ve­hi­cle is on a path, traf­fic is­land, me­dian strip or painted is­land,” the amended clause said.

The clause would ex­clude bi­cy­cles and animals, and places where a driver is per­mit­ted to stop un­der the lo­cal law.

Changes were also made to the penal­ties for stop­ping on a path, traf­fic is­land, me­dian strip or painted is­land; fail­ure to park par­al­lel to and as close to the kerb as is prac­ti­ca­ble; fail­ure to park wholly within the bay; and fail­ure to park headed in the di­rec­tion of the move­ment of traf­fic.

At the May 2 brief­ing ses­sion, coun­cil­lor Dianne Guise asked how the City would sig­nify places where peo­ple could or could not park on the me­dian strip.

Gover­nance and le­gal man­ager Mustafa Yildiz said signs could in­di­cate me­dian strips where park­ing was per­mit­ted.

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