TRC endorses steps to amend parking Local Law; seek public feedback

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) this week (May 28, 2024) endorsed the process for amending a parking Subordinate Local Law, with notices for public consultation to be advised in coming weeks.

TRC Environmental and Regulatory Services Councillor, Cr Bill Cahill, said Council was in the early stages of the multi-step statutory process for amending a Subordinate Local Law, which must be advertised and allow public feedback on the proposed updates.

“The proposed amendment includes an increase to parking fines as a means to encourage greater compliance by motorists and ensure all residents have access to parking across Toowoomba’s CBD,” Cr Cahill said.

“For example, there will be no excuse for parking without a permit in a parking with a disability bay and this is in line with State Government guidance around relevant penalties.

“The proposed penalties align with similar parking penalties in other local governments and will help Council recover enforcement costs.

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