Member for Stretton Duncan Pegg wants truckies to stop parking their vehicles and trailers from parking on the side of Compton Rd. Photo: Chris Seen Photography
Member for Stretton Duncan Pegg wants truckies to stop parking their vehicles and trailers from parking on the side of Compton Rd. Photo: Chris Seen Photography

Truckies flout Brisbane parking laws

BRISBANE city council is determined to prevent suburban southside streets from becoming a rest stop for trucks.

Council has defended claims it is not doing enough to stop long and heavy vehicles from parking in residential areas.

Infrastructure chairwoman councillor Amanda Cooper said council received 1560 complaints about heavy vehicles parked in suburban streets last financial year, with 300 fines issued during the same period.

"So far this financial year, eight complaints have been received about heavy vehicles parked in Kameruka St (Calamvale), Beenleigh Rd (Kuraby and Runcorn), Beris Cres (Kuraby), Hockey St (Kuraby), Warrigal Rd (Runcorn) and Compton Rd (Stretton)," she said.

Vehicles or trailers longer than 7.5m or heavier than three tonnes are not permitted to park within 100m of residential properties for longer than one hour, unless required for a specific purpose.

Illegally parked heavy or long vehicles face a $652 fine from council.

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