Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Visitor Shocked by Fine

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Visitor Shocked by Fine

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Mike Derry

mike.derry@news-mail.com.au

AFTER decades of driving without a penalty of any kind, Tasmanian visitor Alister Hardy has a memento of Bundaberg -- his first ever parking ticket.

On Tuesday Mr Hardy and wife Sue headed to the RSL for lunch and parked near the entrance.

He is a disabled military veteran, and finds walking painful.

Mr Hardy said he assumed the car parking area belonged to the RSL.

"Somebody next to me had parked with a caravan, and was taking up four or five parking spaces," he said.

"I parked alongside the caravan and there was no visible parking signs."

Mr Hardy said he drove along Quay St from the west before he entered the car park, and when he turned in he saw no signs that specified it was a two-hour parking limit.

"When I came out of the RSL I had a parking ticket," he said.

"The caravan had gone and when I looked around I saw there were some signs."

Mr Hardy said when he took a careful look around he saw a sign warning it was a council car park, but it was turned away facing the river. …

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