13 December, 2019 –
The Palaszczuk Government is expanding the disability parking scheme to include the vision impaired and doubling the fine for illegally using a space to $533.
Under the current laws in Queensland, eligibility for a disability parking permit is based on an applicant’s functional ability to walk. These changes will ensure people with vision impairment, and their carers, are supported with safer and more convenient access in car parks across the state.
This is a common sense reform that has come out of extensive consultation with stakeholders.
Increasing fines for drivers who illegally park in disability parking spaces will also help to ensure that these spaces are available to those who need them.