UPDATE: Jason Braunstein’s parking fine has been cancelled by the Kardinya Park Shopping Centre.
A KARDINYA man has been left fuming after being wrongly fined at his local shopping centre.
Jason Braunstein parked at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre on the morning of August 15 before driving to Garden City Shopping Centre to have his will witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.
After returning to the Kardinya shopping centre in the afternoon, he was given a fine for parking there for more than the allowed four hours despite only parking for about 40 minutes.
Mr Braunstein said attempts to have the $75 fine reversed had been unsuccessful.
“It’s a flawed system, there needs to be a ticket system, I refuse to pay the fine,” he said.
“I’ve tried to get in touch with the parking company and the shopping centre management but I’ve never been acknowledged.
“I’m concerned that other people may have been fined too, I’m lucky because I have the evidence that I wasn’t there for more than four hours.”
A Kardinya Park Shopping Centre spokeswoman said the organisation operated a parking management system to ensure that there was reasonable availability for all customers wanting to attend the centre.
“Regretfully in the past the parking areas were becoming congested when the car park has been used for other non-centre long-stay purposes,” she said.
“To resolve this Kardinya Park Shopping Centre introduced a process whereby vehicles deemed to be parked for purposes other than attending the centre or for parking for longer than the four-hour timeframe generally available are on occasion issued with infringement notices.
“No process is perfect and we recognise that there can be reasons that customers may need to use the car park for longer periods, to attend the Centre for more than the four-hour limit or to attend on multiple times over the same day.
“If this occurs the process for cancelling the ticket is quick and straight forward.
“All the customer needs to do is to attend the management office at the Kardinya Park Shopping Centre, advise the Centre Management of the what has occurred and provide the necessary details so that the infringement notice can be extinguished on the spot.”