Council is responsible for managing town parking. Drivers could be isused with fines for not adhering to street parking time limits.
Patrols of timed parking within the Tumut and Tumbarumba Town Centres is being increased and Rangers will begin issuing fines for drivers who don’t adhere to the street parking time limits. The target is to incentivise people to not overstay in timed parking spots and not park in disabled spots without a displayed permit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How often will staff be out patrolling?
Council Rangers will be randomly checking and issuing fines for drivers who don’t adhere to the street parking time limits. This could be any day and at any time.
Q. How will fines be issued?
Fines for staying in the space longer than the time allowed will be issued on the spot via a penalty notice placed on the vehicle.
Q. How do people pay their fines?
The penalty notice is paid directly to Revenue NSW, not to Council.
The information on how to pay is included on the penalty notice and information is also available on the Revenue NSW’s website:www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/
Q. Why can’t I appeal to Council when I get a fine?
To ensure impartiality, transparency and consistency with issuing penalties and reviewing requests, Council uses Revenue NSW to review penalties.
Once issued Council cannot withdraw a penalty notice.
If a driver disputes a parking fine, the Revenue NSW will ask Council to check its records to determine whether it was correctly issued. If the infringement was issued correctly, the Revenue NSW may give the matter further consideration. The Revenue NSW website contains information on how to arrange for the review of an infringement and gives details of what factors will be considered in its review.
If a motorist is not satisfied with the results of this review, they may choose to have the matter heard before a magistrate in a local court.
For more information visit the Revenue NSW website www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/
Q. Who sets the penalty amount?
The amount charged for a penalty notice is set by the State Government
Council does not set or amend penalty notice amounts and Councils are unable to change or vary the amount of the fine or penalty notice.
Q. Who decides the parking restrictions for a road?
All parking restriction proposals on Council-controlled roads are carefully evaluated by the Local Traffic Committee, which includes representatives from Council, RMS, police and the State Local Member.
Transport for NSW is solely responsible for parking restrictions on State roads.
Q. Does Council recieve revenue through parking fines?
Yes, Council does receive revenue from parking fines.
Time limits are set to allow as many people as possible to have access to parking in an area. Our aim is not to revenue raise but rather to ensure that our town’s limited street parking is fairly distributed.