52 of 84 parking fines unpaid

More than half the parking tickets issued in Central Otago in the last financial year have not been paid.

Central Otago District Council roading manager Peter Greenwood said a total of 84 infringement notices were issued during the 2018-19 financial year.

Thirty-two had been paid, amounting to $1280, and 52 outstanding fines were a "work in progress".

None had been referred to court, he said.

Restricted parking zones and signs were introduced in Alexandra and Cromwell in 2007 and a roading bylaw, which introduced parking fines, took effect in 2015.

Following a two-year grace period, enforcement of car-parking restrictions began in 2017 and parking wardens operated periodically.

Mr Greenwood said wardens were not operating in the towns at present, but would be "throughout 2020".


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