To PIN or not to PIN – that is the question

18 Aug, 2016

Increases in the prescribed amount for penalty notices (PIN) for environment and planning offences have seen an increase in the use of PINs, and an increase in the instances where recipients elect to have these matters dealt with by a…

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New powers for councils to impound parked boats

13 Apr, 2016

The Impounding Act 1993 will be amended by the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act 2015 from 1 July 2016, to give local councils and other impounding authorities greater powers to manage boat trailers parked on residential streets and to…

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Can parking inspectors ‘record’ abuse from drivers?

17 Feb, 2016

The safety of council parking inspectors is a matter of increasing concern across New South Wales as officers are faced with aggressive and abusive drivers when issuing parking tickets. Councils keen to protect their staff are considering equipping officers with audio…

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