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We ask that all our residents and visitors adhere to our parking regulations in an effort to keep our street safe.
It is an offence to park in the following areas:
- Active bicycle lanes, continuous yellow lines and signed 'No Stopping' areas.
- Entrances, driveways or pedestrian crossing places.
- Disabled parking (unless you own and display a disabled permit).
- Special service parking and bus zones - including parking for buses, taxis, and some commercial vehicles and for loading purposes.
- Intersections - it is an offence to park a vehicle within ten metres of an intersection or junction of streets or roads. The ten metres are measured from the edge of the gutter.
- Reserves and footpaths.
It is an offence to leave semi-trailers and trucks parked on any roadway in the City of Holdfast Bay for longer than one hour, if they exceed 7.5metres in length or 4.5 tonnes in weight. This regulation applies to all streets and roads within the city, including industrial areas.
Time limits apply to some Council-owned car parks and streets. They have been set to keep car parks available for shoppers and should not be used for all-day parking.
Council is authorised to remove abandoned vehicles from a public place but all attempts will be made to locate the owner first for them to remove the vehicle. If the owner contacts Council, the vehicle is not considered abandoned and may still remain stationary until repairs or tow can be arranged by the owner.
The steps undertaken by Council in regards to an abandoned vehicle may include:
- A Council Inspector placing a notice on the vehicle advising it has been reported as abandoned and requesting they move the vehicle and contact Council.
- If the vehicle does not move and Council has had no contact from the owner Council may complete a vehicle search through the Dept. of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure to obtain the owners details.
- Council may then send the owner a letter requesting they move the vehicle and contact Council.
- If the vehicle does not move and Council has had no contact from the owner within 14 days the vehicle may be towed.
A vehicle is deemed not parallel parked if it is not aligned as closely as possible with the line of the kerb. Furthermore, it is an offence to park a vehicle so that it is facing opposite the legal driving direction on the side of the road that it is parked. Parking between a parked vehicle and the centre of the road to pick up or drop off is an offence.