Motorists contest parking fines in court

Published 11:00am 23 February 2023

Motorists contest parking fines in court
Words by Jodie Powell

Twelve people have chosen to appear in court rather than pay parking fines issued by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

They were fined for a variety of infringements, including stopping on a path, dividing or nature strip, painted or traffic island; stopping on a yellow line and stopping contrary to a ‘no stopping’ sign.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Community and Environmental Services Director Bill Halpin said the people had chosen to contest the fines in court rather than pay.

“People are parking unlawfully and certainly blatantly contrary to signs and yellow lines,” Mr Halpin told the February 15 Council meeting.

|“In some instances it’s a situation where people are pulling up and parking on the footpaths, actually across the concrete pathway.|

“So children with bicycles, mums with prams, are having to navigate around the vehicle, walking out onto the bitumen in order to get around the vehicle.”

The fines were issued between June and December last year and the matters will be heard at a date to be set.

More local news...

Archibald Prize entry aims to inspire

Deception Bay GP and artist Subrat Mishra wants to inspire the next generation by shining a light on a young person in his entry for this year’s Archibald Prize. He has chosen his subject but is looking for others, so he can create an entire exhibition which celebrates youth. Here’s the details

Investing in bright ideas

Innovate Moreton Bay, supporting innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into world-class projects, is gearing up for a year filled with events. Here's how to connect...

Daniel's career in space engineering blasts off

Daniel Smith is well on his way to becoming a real-life rocket scientist. His research on how to better design rocket nozzles and jet engines so they don't explode could one day be quite literally out of this world

Share

Related Stories

Popular Stories

Walk off the war within

Walk off the war within

Now in its fourth year, Walking Off the War Within will continue supporting veterans and the first responder community when the organisation holds its annual walk on June 29, raising awareness of mental health. Here's the details

Pangai Junior set for round 16 debut
News / Sport

Pangai Junior set for round 16 debut

Dolphins NRL Head Coach Wayne Bennett says new recruit Tevita Pangai Junior will play against the Storm in round 16, but first his side has to face a red-hot Sharks team in their first Sydney game of the season. Here’s what he had to say + photos from training

Runners raise money for Breakfast Club Redcliffe
News / Local

Runners raise money for Breakfast Club Redcliffe

This year’s Jetty 2 Jetty Half Marathon & Fun Run will raise money for The Breakfast Club Redcliffe as cost-of-living pressures and the housing crisis cause a surge in demand.