Aussie Speeding Fines - Parking Tickets Red Light Camera Fines -
Parking mess
By Super Admin
Published on 13/09/2007

Parking mess

Article from: Herald Sun
  • August 18, 2007 12:00am

A DESPERATE Melbourne City Council is pressuring its parking inspectors to pursue motorists and issue more tickets to generate an extra $1.5 million in revenue.

Parking mess
The council is struggling to balance its books with a $4.2 million hole in its budget.

Motorists have already paid $35.5 million in parking fines in the 2007 financial year, down $2 million on the previous year.

Having slashed staff to save costs, the council is tackling drivers in its scramble to get out of trouble.

Fines have already been increased for disobeying "green signs" and parking meter hours have been extended.

The possibility of using big-brother cameras to detect parking infringements has also been mooted.

At this rate, parking in Melbourne streets will soon become a byword for harassment.

If the council still wants to encourage more people into the CBD this is not the way to go about it.