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The NSW Government will make up to $5 million available
for new dedicated off-street boat trailer storage solutions, which
will increase the availability of off-street parking and remove
abandoned boat trailers from busy suburban streets.
Numerous Local Councils and residents in the Sydney
Metropolitan Area have petitioned the Premier and Minister for
Roads and Freight expressing concern about the growth of boat
trailer parking in residential areas.
The issue has been an ongoing source of frustration for
many members of the community over a number of years, with
councils stating that they do not have appropriate powers to be
able to deal with the issue effectively. The level of frustration is
exacerbated in high density areas with limited on-street parking
and it appears that boat trailers are being left unattended on
the streets for months on end.
The intention is for Councils to be able to deal more effectively
with boat trailers that are left parked on streets unattended,
unused and unmoved for inordinate amounts of time. It is these
trailers that are the source of the majority of complaints from
residents and councils.
Changes to the Impounding Act 1993 will provide Councils with
BOAT SHOW INDICATES INDUSTRY
AND CONSUMER OPTIMISM
With Sydney basking in sunshine for five days, the weather,
combined with positive industry sentiment, was instrumental
in delivering what was a huge step forward for the Sydney
International Boat Show and recreational marine industry.
Achieving a visitor increase of 4.3% on the previous year,
51,015 visitors streamed through the doors of the dual location
event at Darling Harbour and Glebe Island.
“An increase in visitation was a definite benefit,” BIA General
Manager Roy Privett said. “But more important has been the
industry feedback that the volume of visitors showed a true
interest in engaging in the recreational boating lifestyle further.
This was reflected in sales of products above last year’s levels
for many of the participating exhibitors”.
Show organisers were pleased with the take-up of space
with the interim venue filling, and demand for space on the
marina exceeding that available. While a shortage of space is
not ideal, it has delivered the show organisers with a positive
outlook for the future and a reassurance that its approach to
the show is correct.
The 2017 Sydney International Boat Show is scheduled for
28 July to 1 August where it will again run a split venue before
returning fully to Darling Harbour for its 50th anniversary in 2017.
Initiatives to improve the management of
boat trailer parking
the power to impound boat trailers that are parked on the street
in the same location for more than three months without being
moved. Boat trailer owners will be given 15 days notice before
the trailer is to be removed.
The changes aim to strike a fair balance between the rights
of responsible boat owners to legally park their trailers on the
street for a reasonable amount of time, and improving parking
access for residents that are sick of trailers that are unregistered
or that rarely move.
Boat trailers will not be banned from parking on the road.
You will still be able to legally park your boat trailer on the street,
provided it is registered, moved at least every three months, and
otherwise complies with the law. On moving the boat trailer,
even if only up the street or across the road, the three month
period will reset.
The offence will be set at penalty level 3, which is currently $173.
Boat trailers parked in a Woollahra street.
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