Council untimed/free street parking

The HSU has recently been contacted by members at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital who have received parking fines, due to City of Sydney Council withdrawing their free/untimed parking scheme without firstly notifying the HSU. It appears LHD management were notified by Council, but members didn’t receive this advice until the day after receiving their fine.

Disappointingly, City of Sydney Council have so far refused to revoke the fines with Revenue NSW. They are doing this despite being aware of the above circumstances and the fact we are still in the middle of a pandemic.

HSU Secretary Gerard Hayes will appear in the media this week to demand the fines be revoked, and to call on City of Sydney and other Councils to reinstate the HSU-negotiated free/untimed parking scheme.

City of Sydney, Willoughby, and Hornsby Councils have so far advised they have withdrawn free/untimed parking for healthcare workers.

Meanwhile, the HSU is awaiting advice from Central Coast, Liverpool, Ryde, and Canada Bay Councils. The Union will notify members as soon as this advice is received.

Happily, a number of councils still see the importance of supporting health workers at this challenging time. Following HSU contact with other Sydney Metropolitan Councils, we are pleased to advise that the following are continuing free/untimed parking:

  • Canterbury Bankstown Council
  • Penrith Council
  • Blacktown Council
  • Parramatta Council 

These Councils deserve congratulations for their recognition of HSU members and the vital role you continue to play. The HSU extends its thanks.

If you have received a fine in a Council area that is providing free parking to health workers, contact the HSU on 1300 478 679 or [E-Mail not displayed].