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How far is the front of the car from the curb of that side street directly in front of it? Even though that has no gutter or footpath you will find the grass counts as footpath for a certain distance from the road. I'm guessing it's that technicality they are booking you on.

 

Hey appps, could be but it is not a side street, it is a driveway into a parking lot at the back of a building.  The 'cover' under the front of the car is a Telstra one and even though it may look like the car is blocking it slightly,  that is just the angle and it was easily accessible.

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

 

I have no idea why I got the infringement and yeah, it will be interesting to hear their response.

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Hey appps, could be but it is not a side street, it is a driveway into a parking lot at the back of a building.  The 'cover' under the front of the car is a Telstra one and even though it may look like the car is blocking it slightly,  that is just the angle and it was easily accessible.

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01


I have no idea why I got the infringement and yeah, it will be interesting to hear their response.

Make sure you put that in your letter, that it's not a road but a private driveway in case they look at the photos and think the same thing!

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #26823 of 31868
Actually it's illegal to park on a nature strip at all. Didn't know that.
http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/safety-rules/road-rules/parking.html

If you are in front of the fence does that technically puts you on the nature strip?

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #26824 of 31868
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Make sure you put that in your letter, that it's not a road but a private driveway in case they look at the photos and think the same thing!

 

Thanks appps, I really do appreciate the advice and input and as mentioned, very intrigued as to what they come back with.

 

I have mentioned in the letter ..... "In addition, I did not drive across a footway, water channel, or gutter (the latter two not found on the site as indicated above).    When I arrived, to access the spot, I pulled into the driveway in front of my now parked car and then reversed onto the grass verge" .......  

 

I also enclosed a picture of the property without cars parked in front of it, clearly showing driveways on either side of me.  

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Actually it's illegal to park on a nature strip at all. Didn't know that.
http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/safety-rules/road-rules/parking.html

If you are in front of the fence does that technically puts you on the nature strip?

 

Thanks again appps .. I did find some fine print on their site that does mention "Parking on a footpath or nature strip is prohibited" so you are probably right.  However, still fighting it ;)  Mainly because 1. Nature strip is not mentioned on the infringement, so I am still not guilty of what they have pinged me for.  2. Everyone does it and 3. not $117 worth of guilt.

 

I know, I am stubborn ;)

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Yep, it's illegal to park on the verge ,not sure why they call it a ' nature strip ' , kinda implies that the council left there especially for the wallabies to eat. big_smile.png
When we lived in cherrybrook NSW , there was this guy that used to park his car across the walkway but still on his driveway. I walked passed with the babies in the pram and told him it was irresponsible for him to make me walk out on the toad in order to pass his car. He pretty much told me to ' stick in my family album '
Next time hubby was with me, just fresh from SAS training, all buff and mean looking, took one look at the guy and he jumped in his car and sped off. Never had that problem again. smile.png
There was a story on ACA about a new suburb in outer Sydney that the streets are too narrow for anyone to park on , the local ' brown bomber ' was issuing tickets to all of the residents, but I think they managed to squash them. Worth a try to plead ignorance, and get the boss to explain that adequate staff parking wasn't provided.
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Lol Fancy, yeah, not too many wallabies or nature to speak of in Chermside ;)

 

I definitely understand your frustration with the driveway v walkway and I also got a chuckle from the reason it never happened again :lau

 

Now I know that it is prohibited to park on the ‘nature strip’, I am not hopeful that I will get the infringement reversed but it is worth a try.  Hopefully, because I was ignorant of the ‘nature strip’ thing and that is evident in my letter because I did not mention it, they may just ‘educate’ me and give me a warning.

 

I guess I got hit because it is pretty much a business area with few houses and under regular patrol .. just irks me that it happens everywhere else in the suburbs, probably without repercussions.

 

Also, besides being a nature strip, I was not blocking anything, hurting anyone and/or causing a nuisance or obstruction; not really worthy of such a large fine.

 

Que sara sara .. we shall see what they say :/

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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post #26828 of 31868
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Thanks again appps .. I did find some fine print on their site that does mention "Parking on a footpath or nature strip is prohibited" so you are probably right.  However, still fighting it wink.png   Mainly because 1. Nature strip is not mentioned on the infringement, so I am still not guilty of what they have pinged me for.  2. Everyone does it and 3. not $117 worth of guilt.

I know, I am stubborn wink.png

Hey, it's a little time and a stamp, I would too. I will be interested to hear what they say as I often park on my sisters nature strip!

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #26829 of 31868
With all the cat problems I thought I would share my pics i took today of my silkies and duckies hopefully that will put some smiles on faces
And just needed to share my 3/4 ducky babies. 1 drake far left and 2 girls on the right.
Edited by kat79 - 3/2/16 at 6:30pm
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The other thing Teila is that, because there is a paved footpath, you obviously didn't intend to block foot traffic.  Technically, that bit of verge may be classified as a footway, but it isn't needed as a footway the way it would be it if made people use the roadway instead.

 

If they do waive it, it doesn't mean they didn't have a sound basis to issue it, it just means that they accept your mistake/explanation. 

 

Meanwhile, my new run is up.  It's meshed on top as well so no more pigeons and crows joining in cleaning up anything the chooks don't want.  It's attached to the new house. 

In behind the big tree, you can't really see it from the front

They come out the back here, under their house.  I'm going to make a proper little door so that I can shut off the opening if I want to separate them or stop them going out into the run.  I'll put some shade up for them, probably just some shade cloth to start.  

 

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