Parking strategy

Sights set on the big stage... Kara Donnellan and Chelsea Randall. Picture: Bruce Hunt d400240
Sights set on the big stage... Kara Donnellan and Chelsea Randall. Picture: Bruce Hunt d400240

City of Vincent chief executive John Giorgi said the two dedicated parking officers enabled rangers to focus on other duties such as animal control, litter and compliance duties.

‘The majority of the infringements that have been issued is to first-time offenders and very few are repeat offenders,’ he said.

‘The point of these parking officers was to target drivers hogging residential bays and to prevent residents from being ‘parked out’ of their own streets.

‘The strategy was especially targeting those who park in Vincent’s inner-city streets all day and then use public transport to commute to the city.’

Mr Giorgi said money from the fines would be rolled over to fund projects in the next financial year.

‘A portion of the funds are allocated to the parking funded sustainable transport initiatives reserve fund to be used for sustainable transport initiatives, including maintenance of footpaths, cycle ways, bus shelters and other transit facilities,’ he said.

‘They are also assigned to the parking funded city centre and parking benefit districts upgrade reserve fund to be used for infrastructure upgrade, facilities and services, and promotion of those city centres.’

Mr Giorgi said a council review would determine whether the project continued.

The rangers were enlisted to operate for 12 months, from July 1 last year.

– Opinion page 9