Council rangers may inspect strata schemes in their area to ensure the number of emergency and visitor parking spaces allocated in the development consent is complied with. They may fine the owners corporation if these requirements are not met.
The owners corporation may also enter into a commercial agreement with the local council for council rangers to oversee parking on the strata scheme. Under the agreement, rangers would be empowered to issue parking infringement notices like for parking offences on public streets. If someone was issued a notice, and disagreed with it, they could make representations to the council or have the matter dealt with by the Local Court.
To arrange for council parking management services in the strata scheme, the local council must first agree to entering into an agreement. Next, the owners corporation must pass a bylaw to enter into the agreement and pay for the service. The agreement should set out all the terms clearly, and the council may retain all, or the majority of fines issued. The owners corporation would need to provide access for the council to install the required parking signage, and address any maintenance and work, health and safety issues.
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