Worst Streets For Parking Infringements In Cairns Have Been Revealed

Adding up to millions in fines


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The worst five streets for parking infringements in Cairns has been revealed with parking inspectors issuing a massive 44,340 fines in the past year. 

Following a short three-month hiatus last year, parking inspectors have made up for lost time issuing a massive 44,340 fines over the past year. 

Recent data reveals that inspectors have raised $2.8 million in revenue during the 2020-2021 financial year. 

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This number jumped dramatically from the previous year's effort of just $1.6 million. 

While we've seen a massive spike in infringements over the past year despite the three-month freeze, it has also been revealed which streets have copped the most fines.

Lake Street copped the most infringements over the past year with a whopping 7608 fines issued, adding up to $483,944. 

Grafton Street wasn't too far behind with 6322 fines issued, adding up to $391,833, Abbott Street was third with 5355 fines adding up to $342,260 while Sheridan Street received 4825 infringements worth $307,165 and McLeod Street saw 3576 fines worth $223,792. 

These five streets alone contributed $1.7 million towards the overall annual revenue. 

Adding to the spike in infringements is the increased fines for staying in a park too long or failing to pay and display tickets which has now risen from $48. back in 2017 to $63 in 2021. 

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Georgie Marr

7 September 2021

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