Parking officers on the prowl in Merimbula

With the busy holiday period now upon us, demand for local car-parking spaces has once again increased especially in Merimbula where parking is at a premium.

Bega Valley Shire Council has said that it has increased patrols to improve fair access to limited parking spaces in busy areas, especially around Merimbula, Pambula, Bega and Eden.

“On street and off street parking patrols have been stepped up and rangers will be patrolling the busier areas of the shire in pairs to ensure greater coverage and efficiency in patrols,” BVSC ranger, Mick Franic said.

“Specific emphasis will be given to patrols of time restricted parking by the rangers.”

Until February rangers will be working seven days a week to ensure that limited parking spaces are not being over stayed and disabled parking spaces will be monitored to ensure that only current permit holders use these limited spaces, Mr Franic said.

“Rangers will either issue on the spot fines or in some instances will photograph offending vehicles and the penalty will be sent through the mail to the registered owner.

“We ask that if you are driving think about where you park and always obey the signage,” Mr Franic said.

If you have concerns regarding cars over staying the parking periods, or vehicles obstructing driveways and intersections, please contact the council rangers on 6499 2222.

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