Parking poses problems

Parking poses problems

A report on parking permits on tonight’s Wanneroo council agenda said the existing parking laws needed review as it allowed anyone living within the City to apply for a permit.

At last week’s briefing session, infrastructure director Dennis Blair said the law could allow someone living in Mindarie to register for a parking permit that they could use in Clarkson.

‘We have neither the legality nor the capacity to introduce a parking zone other than for the whole of the City of Wanneroo for every residence,’ businesses director Chris Morrison said.

Mr Blair said the law had several limitations, including no provision of permits for visitors or tradespeople, which many residents had requested since the introduction of restrictions.

‘A review of local law is currently under way as part of the corporate business plan,’ he said.

The director said staff had looked at nine other local governments’ use of parking permits, eight of which issued permits, and found they all differed.

Until the review is done, staff recommended the council endorse unlimited parking on Saturdays on Celebration Boulevard, Pavonia Link, Ladera Drive, Capital Turn and Bliss Way.

The current restriction limits parking to three hours between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday, and Mr Morrison said staff were monitoring parking around the station.

Councillors also raised concerns about services visiting elderly residents not being able to access parking.