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03 June 2018 Posted by 


TEN of the most common parking fines will be slashed by 25 per cent when issued by the NSW Government in the first step of a major overhaul.

A review into all fines, excluding those that may impact road safety, as well as an investigation into options for fixing confusing parking signs will also be undertaken.

A grace period for tardy motorists will also be investigated as part of a common-sense approach to parking to prevent people being stung in the hip pocket if they overstay a meter by just a short period.
This package forms a part of the 2018-19 State Budget, which the NSW Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations Dominic Perrottet will hand down on 19 June.
Mr Perrottet said NSW’s parking fines were expensive compared to some interstate and overseas jurisdictions and said it was time for a rethink.
“It’s time to make the system simpler and fairer, that is why we will cut ten of the most common parking fines when issued by the NSW Government by 25 per cent and undertake a review into others,” Mr Perrottet said.
The initial 25 per cent reduction will be applied from 1 July 2018.  
The NSW Government issues parking fines in areas such as Sydney Olympic Park, Centennial Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and a range of other State Government land. NSW Police can also issue parking infringements.
At present the State Government sets parking fine levels, with the current minimum mandated amount for parking fines set at $110.
New legislation will be introduced to allow local governments and other authorities the flexibility to also charge lower amounts.
The majority of parking fines in NSW are issued by local councils, after the Labor government handed control to them more than a decade ago. 




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