Lockyer Valley Regional Council is considering fining people who overstaying time limits in car parks.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council is considering fining people who overstaying time limits in car parks. Derek Barry

Lockyer Valley council considers fining car park overstayers

MOTORISTS who overstay their parking limit in Gatton and Laidley beware, Lockyer Valley Regional Council is considering on the spot fines.

Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones, said Gatton shop owners had raised concerns at people overstaying the two hour time limit, in some cases remaining illegally parked all day.

 "Council has for many years turned a blind eye to people overstaying the time limit but with more and more shop owners concerned and with more cars in the region than ever before, it's come time to start policing the issue," Cr Jones said.

"It's about ensuring everyone has fair access to local shops and especially in the lead up to Christmas," he said.

Mayor Jones said the Council would begin with an education campaign informing motorists that time limits would be enforced.

"Council is by no means simply going to go out and start fining people for parking in excess of the two hour limit," he said.

"We need to inform people of the importance of not overstaying the limit and in the first instance, issue a polite warning. However in cases where people continually flout the law, on the spot fines will be considered."


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