Fines for drivers who illegally park in disabled bays are set to double.
Logan City Council has resolved to amend local laws to increase the fines from $266 to $533.
Fines would come into effect – in line with changes to state legislation – at the end of the local law-making process which requires a public consultation phase.
Council is committed to enforcing the appropriate use of disability parking spaces under the Access and Inclusion Plan 2019-2022.
Council’s parking officers monitor disability parking bays on roads, on Council property and at some large shopping centres.
Queensland Police may also issue fines to people who park in disability parking bays without a permit.
The State Government said the fine increase was designed to be a strong deterrent against illegal parking and to ensure disability parking bays remain available for those who genuinely need them.
Your say on the proposed fine increase ends October 23: haveyoursaylogan.com.au/proposed-amendment-to-parking-local-law
After the public consultation period closes, a future report will be prepared and submitted to Council to confirm the outcomes and finalise the process.