New South Wales

New permits allow tradies to park free in Lismore CBD

Tradespeople can now apply for a Trade Parking Permit to park free in the Lismore CBD while undertaking work for local businesses.

Council made the decision at its ordinary meeting on 14 November 2017 and the Trade Parking Permit system will come into effect on Monday, 20 November 2017.

To take advantage of the scheme, tradespeople need to apply online for a Trade Parking Permit and display the permit on their vehicle while they undertake works.

The permits are valid for areas affected by time-limited parking 30 minutes or greater. The permits do not apply within zones that are 15 minutes or less.

“The online permit process will replace the historic method of placing traffic safety cones at the front and rear of the vehicle indicating to Council’s parking officers that trade works are being undertaken,” Council’s Compliance Coordinator Matt Kelly said.

“The online permit system is essentially a self-managed system where a permit can be requested and printed in a simple online process, and there is no need to visit Council’s offices. But it is also important for tradespeople to recognise that the permit system is guided by a number of rules and it is essential that permit holders comply with all conditions to avoid unnecessary parking infringements.”

In order to complete the online permit, tradespeople will need:

  • Contact details, business name, business ABN and email address.
  • NSW Fair Trading licence number.
  • Vehicle registration number.
  • Address of where work is being carried out.

Please note that permits are for a maximum of five consecutive working days.

Council’s parking officers will undertake routine audits of permits to monitor overall compliance of the Trade Parking Permit scheme.

Source: Lismore City Council