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Residents of new estate fined hundreds of dollars for parking outside of their houses

People living on a quiet suburban street are being fined for parking outside their homes.

Residents of the Cranbourne street in Melbourne are becoming fed up with being unable to park on the street which is surrounded by no stopping signs. 

Sophie Lang was visiting her partner who lives on the estate and parked on Willow Glen Boulevard.

Residents of the Cranbourne street in Melbourne are becoming fed up with being unable to park on the street which is surrounded by no stopping signs (Pictured: Willow Glen Boulevard)

Sophie Lang was visiting her partner who lives on the estate and parked on Willow Glen Boulevard

Sophie Lang was visiting her partner who lives on the estate and parked on Willow Glen Boulevard

She said she was issued with a $159 fine at 8.30pm from the City of Casey.

Ms Lang told A Current Affair: ‘When I sent them a letter to review the fine they sent me what was a computer generated emailing that said “no, you still have to pay and here is the date”.

‘I don’t understand why they didn’t just make the road a bit wider, because it’s high density living.’

Ms Lang isn’t the only one.

Delivery driver, Mernice, who hasn’t had a parking fine in ten years, was left ‘annoyed’ when he got a letter in the mail.

While another resident said: ‘It is the last thing you want to have on your mind – “Can’t I park in my own street”.’ 

The residents of the new development said that despite the no stopping signs poor planning is forcing them to park on the street.

Narrow streets and unit blocks are forcing residents to park on the grass outside their home.

She said she was issued with a $159 fine at 8.30pm from the City of Casey and when she contacted them about it she was told she still needed to pay

She said she was issued with a $159 fine at 8.30pm from the City of Casey and when she contacted them about it she was told she still needed to pay

One resident was concerned about what would happen in an emergency due to the parking situation.

Previously residents were parking down side streets but they have also become off limits with no standing zones now put in place. 

City of Casey spokesperson Gerard Scholten told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Council responded to complaints from neighbours of cars blocking the footpath and nature strips restricting access for waste contractors on their weekly run.

‘However, following a visit to Willow Glen Boulevard on Wednesday, Council has launched a review of parking arrangements in the street to see how we can address resident’s concerns.

Previously residents were parking down side streets but they have also become off limits with no standing zones now put in place

Previously residents were parking down side streets but they have also become off limits with no standing zones now put in place

‘While the review is conducted, Council will withdraw all infringements issued in the street.

‘We apologise to the residents effected.’

Mr Scholten said that the development permit was approved in line with the Victorian Government planning controls and that the developer took ‘maximum advantage’ of what’s allowed.

He also said that there is an overflow carpark available.     

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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