City against is­land cast­aways

Wanneroo Times - - Street Watch -

MO­TORISTS are not al­lowed to park on painted is­lands, ac­cord­ing to the City of Wan­neroo’s lo­cal law on park­ing.

The coun­cil re­cently changed the law to add the of­fence for park­ing or stop­ping on a painted is­land un­less oth­er­wise al­lowed by the City.

“The driver of a ve­hi­cle (other than a bi­cy­cle or an­i­mal) must not stop so that any por­tion of the ve­hi­cle is on a path, traf­fic is­land, me­dian strip or painted is­land,” the amended law said.

Dur­ing pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion, the City re­ceived two sub­mis­sions ob­ject­ing to the re­stric­tion based on vis­i­tors’ and trades­peo­ple’s needs to park in the me­dian strip from time to time.

A City re­port said park­ing on the me­dian strip was an of­fence un­der the Road Traf­fic Code.

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