The City of Ballarat endeavours to find an equitable and sustainable balance between providing sufficient short, medium and long term parking to meet the needs of residents, shoppers, workers and visitors while encouraging the use of sustainable transport modes such as public transport, cycling and walking.
As the population grows, the City of Ballarat's Car Parking Action Plan aims to manage parking across the CBD so that it remains safe, affordable and accessible.
The Action Plan was developed following extensive consultation with residents and the business community. More than 1,200 people responded to the City of Ballarat's car parking survey, and an extensive audit of car parking across the CBD was conducted during this consultation phase. The City of Ballarat also investigated different approaches to managing car parking in other cities as well as new phone apps and other technologies being applied to parking management around the world.
If the amount on the infringement notice is not paid within 28 days from the issue date, a Penalty Reminder Notice may be issued incurring further costs, or legal proceedings may be brought before the Magistrates' Court.
If you believe you received the infringement in error or there was a problem with how the infringement notice was issued, you may appeal the penalty notice by visiting Infringement Appeals.
Time limits applied to parking spaces are necessary to ensure fair use and turnover of parking, allowing as many people as possible to have access to an area.
A time limit applies not just to the bay but to a section of road or area. Once the time limit has expired you're required to move your vehicle out of the area. Putting more money in the meter does not cancel your obligation to move once the limit has expired.