Boat Trailer Parking Restrictions

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Randwick City Council is proposing to introduce new boat trailer parking restrictions across the entire Randwick Local Government Area.

The proposed restrictions follow new state regulations that came into effect on 1 July 2016; called the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act.

If the new powers are applied across Randwick City, it would mean boat trailers must move at least every 28 days, and must move at least one street block. If the boat trailer does not move, Council must provide the registered owner with 15 days’ notice before being able to impound the trailer. Council would also have the option of establishing a charge for the release of an impounded item.

The changes to the Act were developed to:

  • Discourage the nuisance caused by the long term parking of unattended registered boat trailers on public roads, often by people who do not live in the local area;
  • Encourage the off-street storage of boat trailers; and
  • Free up on-street parking spaces for local residents

Whether you own a boat trailer or not, we want to know what you think about the proposal. Your feedback will help Council in making a decision on whether to implement the provisions of the new act.

Please note that Randwick Council will maintain its current practice of not issuing parking permits for boat trailers.

You can share your thoughts by:

  • Completing an online submission through this site
  • Sending your comments headed "Boat Trailer Parking Restrictions" to the General Manager by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed "Boat Trailer Parking Restrictions" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

Randwick City Council is proposing to introduce new boat trailer parking restrictions across the entire Randwick Local Government Area.

The proposed restrictions follow new state regulations that came into effect on 1 July 2016; called the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act.

If the new powers are applied across Randwick City, it would mean boat trailers must move at least every 28 days, and must move at least one street block. If the boat trailer does not move, Council must provide the registered owner with 15 days’ notice before being able to impound the trailer. Council would also have the option of establishing a charge for the release of an impounded item.

The changes to the Act were developed to:

  • Discourage the nuisance caused by the long term parking of unattended registered boat trailers on public roads, often by people who do not live in the local area;
  • Encourage the off-street storage of boat trailers; and
  • Free up on-street parking spaces for local residents

Whether you own a boat trailer or not, we want to know what you think about the proposal. Your feedback will help Council in making a decision on whether to implement the provisions of the new act.

Please note that Randwick Council will maintain its current practice of not issuing parking permits for boat trailers.

You can share your thoughts by:

  • Completing an online submission through this site
  • Sending your comments headed "Boat Trailer Parking Restrictions" to the General Manager by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed "Boat Trailer Parking Restrictions" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.
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    The consultation has concluded.  Thank you for your submissions.