New council regulations for on street boat parking - what the changes mean for you

New council regulations for on street boat parking - what the changes mean for you

  • There are 204,000 registered boat trailers in NSW, with many left idle on street curbs outside houses for 3+ month periods. Research (Transport for NSW Report March 2013) has indicated that 70% of these vehicles are stored outside residents’ own houses, causing congestion and severe parking shortages particularly around the harbour entry points.
  • Removing the boat trailers from the street is a controversial community issue, with the vast majority of constituents supporting laws which either ban or limit on street parking for such vehicles.
  • It is now over three months since NSW Government passed legislation empowering local councils to impound boat trailers which parked long term for over 3 months – enforcement power sits with each of the councils, how have the councils reacted to the change?
  • The government also set aside $5m to assist local councils and other organisation establish off street boat trailer facilities to help ease congestion – where or what actions have been undertaken with these funds?
  • How are other states dealing with similar issues?
  • What is next – caravans, advertising trailers?
  • Spacer provides a natural and efficient boat storage solution by utilising the storage space of those around us.
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