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Should Byron Shire Councillors vote to lower parking fines from $110 to $80?

It’s on the table for the December 13 meeting, after staff say in the upcoming agenda that, ‘Councils across NSW have, for the first time, been provided flexibility to lower the most common parking fines from March 1, 2019.’

As for the financial implication on Council, staff say, ‘In the 2017/2018 financial year Council issued 4,944 infringements for offences that are now included within those where fines are proposed to be reduced.’

‘On 2017/2018 figures a $32 reduction in fine amounts would see Council’s general revenue reduced by approximately $158,200 annually.’

Staff say that should councillors vote to reduce fines, the projected revenue loss will need to be absorbed or recovered by alternative means.

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