Council ire at residential truck parking

By: Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi


Casey passes resolution asking Victorian Government to raise cost of fines

Council ire at residential truck parking
Casey councillors want higher truck parking fines

 

A council in Melbourne’s south-east is calling on the Victorian Government to increase the fine for those who illegally park trucks in residential streets.

Casey Council has issued more than 120 infringements last year totalling almost $11,000 in fines but fears the current fine of $87 is not enough to stop drivers from parking trucks in suburbs.

Councillor Rosalie Crestani believes many risk the fine instead of paying $600 for secure parking per month.

"The fines are not reflecting how much there is of the illegal activity because of course you can’t catch everyone at the one time – it’s only a sample of the illegal activity that’s going on and it’s not enough to stop people from doing it again and again," Crestani says.

"We understand that most businesses are abiding by these laws – it’s the individual cases where people are bringing the trucks home and not abiding by the correct laws.

"It’s affecting the nature of the neighbourhood, the value of homes, the damage done on the footpaths and it’s also causing stress to some of the other residents."

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