Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Cheque Is in Mail for Parking Fines

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Cheque Is in Mail for Parking Fines

Article excerpt

IF YOU are one of the 6000 people counting on a refund from council on your parking fine, the cheque is in the mail.

That's the word from Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, who said the cheques are now being posted out after a stringent verification process.

In February Ipswich City Council decided to waive fines issued between March 31 and September 16 of 2014 after a mistake was discovered on tickets issued.

Under the Queensland Traffic Act, council could have reissued the fines within 12 months.

However the council authorised the refund of $577,790 in parking fines paid, 6170 tickets. Ipswich City Council CEO Jim Lindsay said the refund payout would have "no impact on current and future projects or programs in the budget".

The refund is worth more than the annual cost of the city's free plant program. The city's current $373million Budget included $1.8million for road repairs and $1.6million for parks management.

The refund was authorised after a complaint made to council revealed the parking tickets were unlawful because they did not contain information about the right for the recipient to lodge a statutory declaration to confirm they were not the driver of the vehicle. …

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