Opinion

Jay Suvaal: From the Mayor's Desk | Councils should be allowed to make their own local parking rules

By Mayor of Cessnock, Cr Jay Suvaal
June 21 2022 - 2:00pm
'FRUSTRATION': Cessnock mayor Jay Suvaal is calling for an amendment to the NSW road rules to allow for parking on nature strips where vehicles can safely park without obstructing roads or pedestrian access.

I know many in our community were frustrated when council was required to amend its Parking Enforcement Policy in 2021 to align with requirements under the NSW Road Rules 2014. In particular, the requirements of Rule 197, which prohibits parking on footpaths and nature strips.

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