01 July 2016 16:40
New Financial Year Parking Fees
The City of Ballarat will raise its parking fees and penalties from today, 1 July 2016.
Street parking will increase 20can hour, from $1.80 to $2 per hour. This will occur over the next few weeks asCouncil officers adjust the parking meter settings. The City of Ballarat hasnot increased parking fees since 2014.
Penalties for not purchasing aticket or for overstaying the time allowed have increased from $50 to $65today, 1 July. The City of Ballarat has not increased these penalties since2012. The maximum it could charge is $79 (1 penalty point).
The City of Ballarat controls street parkingfees, and penalties for not purchasing a ticket or for over-staying beyond theallowed time.
Penalties for all other parking infringements,such as parking in a No Standing zone, are set by the Victorian Road Rules.These range from $79 to $155 depending on the offence. Penalty unit amounts areset in accordance with the Monetary Units Act 2004 (Vic) and the City ofBallarat cannot vary or reduce these penalty amounts.
"I consider that Ballarats parking fees and penalties are very reasonable and they have a role to play in managing parking across the municipality.", said the City of Ballarat Mayor, Cr Des Hudson, "Council is presentlydeveloping a new Ballarat CBD Parking Action Plan to provide safe, accessibleand affordable parking where it is needed as the citys population grows."