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Council implemented the 'Print and Post' system in June 2022 to issue fines via Revenue NSW. This system provides you with more information about the fine as well as options available to you.
Shopper docket-style penalty notices are no longer displayed on the vehicle windscreen or posted to you in the mail from council. Revenue NSW will post the fine to the recipient on council’s behalf.
The 'Print and Post' system will see a clear and informative penalty notice letter mailed to you by Revenue NSW. This will apply to all offences relating to parking, companion animals, health, building or environmental regulations.
Authorised council officers are equipped with handheld devices that record the details of the offence as well as any relevant images, which is uploaded to Revenue NSW. The following day Revenue NSW will create the penalty notice and send it to the recipient within two to three days. The letter will detail how recipients can access further information, including photos, via the Revenue NSW website.
For parking offences, the handheld devices will note whether a vehicle has already been issued a Penalty Notice on the same day at the same location for the same offence to avoid duplication.
Revenue NSW recognised an opportunity to improve some identified issues. This includes:
This varies depending on any data corrections or errors and the time of day that the penalty notice is uploaded, but generally it is within two to three days. Revenue NSW is continually working to reduce this turnaround time.
Vehicle drivers in the Shoalhaven are required to comply with the rules and regulations of the Australian Road Rules and NSW Road Rules (2014). These rules and restrictions are intended to promote safe driving and parking practices, assist with traffic flow and encourage an equitable use of a limited number of parking spaces.
Parking restrictions may be of a statutory type (which apply without specific signage being in place) or sign-posted. In accordance with the road rules all drivers are required to comply with statutory rules and regulations. Drivers must also comply with all sign-posted parking restrictions.
If council's authorised officer identifies a breach of a particular road rule or parking restriction, they will issue a penalty notice for the offence, in accordance with relevant regulations, rules and procedures.
Below are some things to keep in mind to avoid parking fines: