Return to Business Parking
- Written by Teela Griffin Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
While some Councils have returned to full-time parking enforcement, Penrith City Council has, since March, taken a flexible and pragmatic approach to enforcement. To support local businesses recovering from the impacts of COVID-19, and while parking occupancy remains low, Parking Rangers have not been enforcing any time restrictions in car parks or on-street parking. Throughout this period Rangers continued to patrol and practice discretion when enforcing any parking offence that constituted an actual or potential safety risk to other road users or pedestrians. As public schools have now returned to full-time campus learning, Rangers have commenced proactive patrols of School Zones.
Our parking sensors data indicates that, as COVID-19 restrictions are being eased, parking is beginning to return to normal. As such, we are planning to transition our parking management to normal operations on 1 August 2020. Please be advised that throughout July our Rangers will maintain a visual presence across our CBDs and other high activity areas. Courtesy warnings will be issued during the last two week of July and come 1 August 2020, we will have returned our patrols and enforcement to normal operations.
Over the past five months, we have continued to support businesses as they deal with, and recover from, thenecessaryCOVID-19 restrictions. To continue to support all businesses, it is important that we manage our parking to encourage turnover for increased business activity. We ask the community to adhere to parking regulations in support of our return to normal operations.