Under Council Local Law No 5 (Parking) 2011, Gladstone Regional Council exercises their right to undertake regulated parking provisions across the Gladstone Region.
Authorised under the TORUM Act, Gladstone Regional Council sets out traffic areas, off-street regulated parking areas, parking permits and commercial vehicle identification labels.
Council also has the power to issue infringement notices for minor traffic offences. Infringements can be issued to drivers who are parked contrary to an official traffic sign regulating parking.
Whether in the CBD or in a residential street, there are general rules that road users need to remember when parking. These rules ensure all roads and footpaths can be used safely by other motorists and pedestrians.
Make sure that you don't park:
Unless otherwise signed, the following rules apply at intersections and bus stops:
It is also important that you don't stop or park at any time in zones marked with a solid yellow line on the road. This is a 'No Stopping' zone. Other than the yellow line, these zones are usually not signed.
It is an offence under Local Law no. 4 – Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities & Roads, section 5(4) for a person to engage in a prohibited or restricted activity. Subordinate Local Law no. 4, Schedule 1 specifies that ‘parking or standing a vehicle bearing a sign or advertisement that the vehicle is offered for sale or hire is prohibited in all local government controlled areas and roads'.
The infringement is issued under Local Law no. 4 with an offence code of 401.
A vehicle also includes items such as caravans, trailers, motorcycles and more.
It is an offence under Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Road Rules) Regulation 2009, section 200, for any long or heavy vehicle to stop on any road for longer than one hour.
(1) The driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, must not stop on a length of road that is not in a built-up area,
except on the shoulder of the road. (Maximum penalty—20 penalty units)
(2) Subject to subsections (2A) and (2B), the driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, must not stop on a length of
road in a built-up area for longer than 1 hour, unless the driver is permitted to stop on the length of road for longer
than 1 hour by information on or with a traffic control device. (Maximum penalty—20 penalty units)
(2A) The driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, may stop on a length of road in a built-up area for longer
than 1 hour if the driver is engaged in dropping off or picking up goods for all of the period when the vehicle is stopped.
(2B) Subsections (2) and (2A) apply unless a local law otherwise provides.
This offence incurs a fine with the infringement issued under Council Local Law No 5 (Parking) 2011.
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