The City of Playford is committed to providing residents and visitors to the city with a safe environment.
State legislation requires that Councils must be responsible for the enforcement of parking control and at times may issue expiation notices for offences under the Australian Road Rules. This enforcement is not due to the need to raise revenue, but rather to ensure the safety and convenience of pedestrians and motorists. Enforcement is necessary because motorists do not always adhere to the rules.
It is in the interests of the community that vehicles are always lawfully parked. It is in the motorists' own interests that signs be observed, thereby avoiding penalties and ensuring that a high degree of road safety is maintained.
It is in the interests of residents, businesses and patrons that vehicles do not park all day in certain areas. This ensures that there will be an acceptable turnover of vehicles where required.
Council Parking Inspectors are on duty during normal working hours and at selected times and locations outside of normal working hours to enforce parking controls.
Parking control signs have been introduced Australia wide, which must comply with the Australian Standard. These signs have symbols instead of words, and the larger letters and numbers indicate the times and days parking limits apply. These signs are designed to be easily read while a vehicle is moving.
It is important that signs are read EACH time that your vehicle is parked. Not all parking restrictions are the same in all areas. They may also change due to special events and to accommodate changing needs to the area.