ONGOING issues with people parking illegally in bays for seniors, parents and people with a disability has prompted a warning from the Shire of Kalamunda.
Shire chief executive Rhonda Hardy said residents should observe all parking restrictions and keep drive- ways and footpaths clear of obstacles to ensure they did not disadvantage community members who required ease of access.
“Please consider others when parking your car,” she said.
“When parking at shopping centres, sporting reserves and recreation facilities and in streets and business districts, please observe all parking conditions and ensure you park legally to enable seniors, parents with prams and people with disability equal access to all facilities.
“There have been ongoing instances where people park illegally in ACROD disability parking bays and bays for seniors and parents, hindering community members with mobility issues to access shops and |buildings.
“Some residents also park their car or wheelie bins across footpaths, forcing people to walk on the road and creating a serious hazard for |people with gophers, wheelchairs and prams and for small children on bikes.”
Under the Shire’s Parking Local Law 2008, the Shire can issue cautions and infringements for parking illegally. Infringements may be for a range of offences, including not displaying a valid permit for parking in an ACROD bay, parking on a footpath or parking contrary to signs.