Public parking

Managed by Council to optimise public safety and traffic flow.

Council provides and manages public parking spaces through the Shire to ensure adequate access for residents and visitors and to ensure patronage to businesses and venues in main business and shopping precincts.

Council is responsible the management of parking within its Local Government area through enforcement of the NSW Road Rules and the Local Government Act 1993.

Council has the responsibility to carry out a number of regulatory functions on behalf of the state government. In 2002 the responsibility for parking regulation was transferred to Councils from the NSW Police by the NSW State Government.

Parking enforcement is designed to contribute to public safety though minimisation of dangerous activities, manage traffic flow and provide equitable access to available parking spaces.

Council's Rangers conduct the parking enforcement role within the Parkes Local Government area. This activity is conducted in accordance with Parkes Shire Council's Parking Enforcement Policy.

Information on the fines can be found at the Office of State Revenue - State Debt Recovery webpage.

For information on Mobility Parking Permits please click here to be referred to the NSW Roads and Maritime Services webpage

Council has prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help residents better understand parking enforcement in the Parkes Shire.