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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 1 Hansard (22 February) . . Page.. 248 ..




Parking Meters

Mr Moore - asked the Minister for Urban Services

In relation to parking meters:

1) How many different styles of meters operate in Bunda Street, Civic, at present?

2) Are meters tested for accuracy?

3) What effective redress does a person have when a Parking Infringement Notice has been issued on a meter that is defective?

4) When a fault in a meter is reported, is the meter (a) replaced; (b) taken away and repaired (and tested); or (c) fixed in situ?

5) What safeguards are currently in place to ensure that people can rely on the meters allowing the time that has been paid for?

Mr De Domenico - the answer to the Member's question is as follows:

1. Bunda Street, Civic has three styles of parking meters installed:

(a) multibay meters - 3 of these service 4 parking bays each and 1 services 6 parking bays;

(b) electronic meters which are battery powered; and

(c) Mechanical meters.

2. Meters are tested for accuracy in response to queries from users and when serviced or repaired. Only one per cent has shown any inaccuracy.

3. Should any person be issued a Parking Infringement Notice issued on a meter that is believed to be defective, representations, in writing, must be made to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles within 28 days. This is stated on the reverse of the infringement notice as is required under Section 162(5) of the Motor Traffic Act. Once representations have been made, the matter will be investigated and the meter checked. Should any defect be found, the infringement notice will be withdrawn, and the person notified in writing.

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