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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 1866 ..

Parking—infringements (Question No 1060)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 March 2018 (redirected to the Minister for Regulatory Services):

(1) Are mobile enforcement vans targeting parking near schools such as Palmerston Primary School around peak pick up and drop off.

(2) Why are infringement notices being issued for parking on verges when there is insufficient parking options available given Access Canberra has stated that when parking on verges presents no danger or access issues that they would choose not to issue infringement notices.

(3) How many parking infringement notices have been issued on Kosciusko Avenue in Palmerston in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

(4) How many parking infringement notices have been issued on the main artery roads that connect to Kosciusko Avenue in Palmerston in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

(5) How much revenue has parking infringements issued in Palmerston generated in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

(6) Will any of the revenue from parking fines be reinvested into providing improved parking to local schools and businesses in areas such as Palmerston based on the fact the ACT Government raised more than $10 million dollars in revenue from parking fines last year.

(7) How much did the Government spend on maintaining local infrastructure and community facilities in Palmerston in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes, mobile enforcement vans are targeting parking near schools at peak times across the ACT.

The ACT Government takes pedestrian safety seriously and Parking Operations has been tasked with attending ACT Schools during peak pick up and drop off times in order to protect our community's most vulnerable road users.

Parking inspectors are checking to see if there are any vehicles parking on the nature strip causing line of site issues or illegally parked on the street and taking appropriate action consistent with the Parking Compliance Framework.

Parking Operations makes regular patrols through residential suburban areas of Canberra, as well as responding to specific complaints (including from concerned parents and school principals) about vehicles that may be illegally or dangerously parked in and around school zones.

(2) Parking Operations operates on a risk-based compliance model. The risk-based compliance approach enables the targeting of resources to those areas where they are most needed and will be most effective.

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