Free Residential Parking Permits for Local Residents

Principal Petitioner Robin Wolski, Auchenflower
Closing Date Mon, 31 Dec 2018
No. of signatures 23 signatures

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There should be free residential parking in regulated residential parking areas across Brisbane. I wrote to the Lord Mayor Mr Graham Quirk last year asking for free residential parking in residential areas where a person is parking in their own street or nearest cross street. I also asked for number plate recognition technology to be utilised instead of the need to have paper parking permits on our car windscreens so that the permit fees would be scrapped for all vehicles registered to local residents parking in their own street or nearest cross street. Of course, all other parking regulations in a given area would need to be abided by. Mr Quirk wrote back to me saying that Brisbane City Council was aiming to introduce number plate recognition by the end of 2017. However, Mr Quirk said he was uncertain that residential parking fees would be scrapped. Given that the fees for residential parking permits were originally introduced so Brisbane City Council could recoup the associated printing costs, it would be fair and reasonable that residents are relieved of this additional parking fee once number plate recognition is introduced. We should all be able to park outside our own home without being issued with a $121 parking fine. I ask the residents of Brisbane to sign this petition so we will be able to park outside our own homes free of charge.   

Your petitioners therefore request that all residents of Brisbane be registered with Brisbane City Council for free parking in regulated residential parking areas in their own street or nearest cross street in Brisbane.

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