Traffic in New South Wales is regulated through the NSW Road Rules. This provides for the safe movement and free flow of traffic in the state.
More information on road rules and regulations is available on the Transport for NSW website.
Parking in Town Centres
Parking in town centres such as Camden, Narellan and Oran Park, is generally time restricted to provide businesses with a turnover of convenient short-term parking for their customers.
These locations, as well as others within the Camden Local Government Area (LGA), are patrolled by Council Rangers to ensure these valuable parking spaces are used in an appropriate manner. Disability parking spaces throughout town centres are also patrolled to ensure only people with a valid permit are utilising the spaces.
To address safety around school zones, Camden Council has developed the School Safety Program. A fold out flyer has been created to inform road users how to use the facilities around schools. Council carries out regular education programs and actively enforces parking around schools in partnership with local Police.
Fines Information and Payment
A number of NSW agencies such as Police, local Council's, government departments and other agencies are authorised to issue Penalty Infringement Notices (PIN). The State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO) issues and processes penalty notices on behalf of those agencies.
The fines system is designed to influence behaviour by imposing a monetary penalty which ensures that individuals take responsibility when they commit an offence.
Local Council's may issue a PIN or choose to prosecute an individual for an offence committed within it's jurisdiction. PIN's may be issued for a wide variety of offences including:
- Illegal land uses Animal control
- Non-compliance with food regulations
- Carrying out activities on private or public land without approval and
- Environmental pollution to name a few
Once a PIN is issued, Council will not cancel the notice and Council Officers cannot discuss the matter with you.
Your options for dealing with a PIN once issued are:
- Pay the amount within 21 days
- Submit a request to the SDRO to review the PIN when there are extenuating or special circumstances
- Elect to have the matter heard in the Local Court. Refer to the back of the PIN for further information.
If you choose to have the Penalty Infringement Notice heard by a Magistrate in the Local Court, Section 37 of the Fines Act 1996 may apply. This Act states that the PIN fine be set aside and the maximum penalty may be applied. If found guilty of the offence you may have a criminal conviction recorded against you.
Request for reviews are to be in writing and directed to the State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO). For more information including review guidelines and part payment information visit www.sdro.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 138 118.