Increases in fines for drivers illegally parking in ACROD bays

Published: Monday, 11 May 2020 at 12:00:20 PM

Big increases in fines for drivers illegally parking in ACROD bays

  • Penalties for the misuse of disability parking bays to be some of the highest in the country
  • Fines for illegally parking in an ACROD bay increase to $500, up from $300
  • Increase in court-imposed penalties to a maximum of $5,000

The State Government has amended regulations to increase penalties for people who illegally park vehicles in ACROD bays in Western Australia.

Fines for the misuse of ACROD bays will increase from $300 to $500, with court-imposed penalties to increase from a maximum of $2,000 to $5,000.

The regulation changes will mean WA has some of the toughest penalties for illegal parking in disability bays in Australia.

The Local Government (Parking for People with Disabilities) Amendment Regulations 2020 will come into effect on April 25.

The amendments are a result of ongoing work aimed at improving accessibility for people living with disability.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has been working with the Department of Communities and National Disability Services to support measures that will boost access and inclusion for people living with disability.

Many local governments are establishing parking agreements with private car park owners to facilitate improved monitoring and compliance on land used by the public, such as shopping centres and hospitals.

Local governments will be provided with ongoing support and guidance by the State Government to increase enforcement of illegal parking in ACROD bays across Western Australia.

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