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    Ahhh a nature strip. Such luxury

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Leopard View Post
    No. I don't think I could do that. It annoys me but I am not vindictive.
    I don't think it's being vindictive at all. If they're not allowed to park there and they are, why shouldn't they be fined? It's the same if you parked in a no parking zone. You get fined. It's the law!

    Having said that though, I would speak with my neighbour and kindly ask their visitors not to park on my nature strip
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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimeMummy2012 View Post
    I don't think it's being vindictive at all. If they're not allowed to park there and they are, why shouldn't they be fined? It's the same if you parked in a no parking zone. You get fined. It's the law!
    It's not exactly the crime of the century. You really think it's deserving of a fine? What if they are broke, down to their last penny? The op didn't know it was illegal until this morning, chances are the 'offender' doesn't either. I would definitely mention it to her before doing something so vindictive and give her the chance to realise she is not supposed to park there.

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    Parking in a no parking zone isnt the crime of the century either but you still get fined.

    I just edited to add that I would speak with the neighbour first. Still don't believe it's vindictive though.

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    It's a bit of a d!cky thing to do.

    It's one thing if an inspector sees it and decides to fine the car, but calling it in? I think that's pretty cruddy.

    Especially since there is no signage on any nature strip about whether or not it's illegal to park there. Most places it's only illegal if you're on the footpath and obstructing pedestrians etc.

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    I guess it comes down to what's more important. People or a strip of grass.

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    OP - I think it varies council to council. It's cruddy I get fined for parking on the nature strip in front of my own house, on the nature strip that I maintain! Its illegal in my council zone though and I risk it.

    Anyhow I think a note left on the car will suffice now you've contacted the council.
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    I just had a look and I was fined under Australian road rule 197. I guess my council really likes to enforce it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    I guess it comes down to what's more important. People or a strip of grass.
    You have to consider the situation. My parents had these hoons park on their nature strip everyday tearing up the grass. My dad had to replace the grass as it turned into a mud pit. They spoke to the neighbours who promptly told my parents to eff off. My dad called the council and they came out and fined them. Why is that vindictive? They never parked there again.

    You can't be so closed minded as every situation is unique

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    Errr, that's not vindictive. We weren't talking about that situation, the situation in the OP seems completely different.

    Anyone would be annoyed at 'hoons tearing up their grass...'


 

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