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Parking not so fine in Leichhardt

BY RYAN QUINN Leichhardt is ranked the fifth highest of 36 Sydney councils to issue parking fines in the past year, according to new data. Between 2014-15, Leichhardt Councils’ rate of issuing parking fines per 1,000 residents was almost double the average of most Sydney councils. These statistics came from data compliation of Independent Leichhardt […]

Parking surcharge on the cards

Greens councillors have slammed Leichhardt Council’s recent move to impose a 50 cent surcharge on all credit card payments at parking meters, after it voted to pass the cost of upgrading meters on to the community. Credit card terminals at parking meters in the local government area (LGA) are currently being converted from magnetic strip […]

Council picks a fight on credit

Motorists could benefit from free parking if Leichhardt Council fails to upgrade its parking metres to comply with the latest credit card technology. The council claims it is being pressured by credit card companies Visa and MasterCard into upgrading 139 parking meters across the council area at a cost of more than $450,000. Leichhardt parking […]

Parking upgrade receives cool response

Waverley Council has commenced work to upgrade the Queen Elizabeth Drive car park at Bondi Beach to bring the facilities in line with the new parking systems being rolled out across the local government area. But some residents are angry at what they call a lack of community consultation and the prospect of a council […]

Moore changes tune on parking

The growing momentum for 15 minutes free parking in select Sydney main streets is now supported by Lord Mayor Clover Moore. The trial is expected to be rolled out on a trial period of one-year and will cover nine of Sydney’s main streets. Parking meters are to be marked by signage, indicating the free 15 […]

Council backflips on East Sydney parking meters

Parking meters will be installed in East Sydney, local residents and business owners have been advised via a City of Sydney Council letterbox drop. In an August 16 letter, locals were told parking meters would be introduced throughout the neighbourhood in response to community feedback. "The City of Sydney received requests to review parking in […]