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Parking Heavy Vehicles

Council has some specific rules and bylaws on how and where heavy motor vehicles including trucks, trailers, large motor homes and campervans, can be parked.

This is particularly relevant to residential streets and is designed to prevent them from being a hazard to other traffic and pedestrians and to reduce damage to street berms and services.  Complaints regarding heavy vehicles parked in residential areas are investigated by Council.

The Traffc and Parking Bylaw 2012 attempts to minimise this danger and damage.

The intent of the bylaw is as follows:

21. Parking of Heavy Motor Vehicles in Residential Areas

21.1 No person shall stop, stand or park a heavy motor vehicle for a period of more than one hour in any part of a road where there is adjacent residential zoned land on either side of the road except for sites that have been designated for motor homes in accordance with Council policy, provided however, that it shall not be an offence to stop, stand or park a heavy motor vehicle on any such road for such period as is reasonably required for the purpose of loading or unloading that vehicle and that such loading or unloading takes place and except in any area of road, which by way of Council resolution is declared a parking area for heavy vehicles.

21.2 The Council may by resolution declare roads or parts of roads where heavy motor vehicle parking is permitted at specified times

A heavy motor vehicle is legally defined as a motor vehicle that has a gross vehicle mass exceeding 3500kg.

Traffc and Parking Bylaw 2012 (929kb pdf)

Last Reviewed: 28/03/2017