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Hillside resident cops $93 fine after parking in her driveway

NEIL MITCHELL

A Hillside resident has copped a fine despite parking in her driveway.

3AW listener Raelene Zammit told Neil Mitchell she’s been parking in that spot for 24 years and never once had an issue.

Raelene said she thinks the council should have given her a warning that it was an illegal spot before issuing the $93 fine.

“I think communication with people within communities is the best thing a council can do,” she said.

Click PLAY to hear Raelene’s story (read the council’s response below)

COUNCIL RESPONSE

Parking across footpaths can cause accessibility issues for individuals with ambulatory restrictions, including the elderly, people with a disability, and parents with prams or young children.

Pedestrians are forced to walk around vehicles, and potentially out onto the road, putting both pedestrians and motorists at risk.

Council believes that the safety of its residents is paramount, and will continue to work towards reducing risks posed to our community by enforcing this State Government legislation.

NEIL MITCHELL
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