More than 60 per cent of intersections in Sutherland Shire will have No Stopping signs installed or continuous yellow lines painted on the roadway, with a $272 fine for offences.
Sutherland Shire Council has earmarked 2000 intersections for treatment, with priority being given to intersections within walking distance of schools, train stations, hospitals, shops and recreation areas.
Many intersections have already been marked with continuous yellow lines following trials at Bundeena and Cronulla South in 2018 and 2019.
Information about the rollout of the program was provided in response to questions from the Leader.
A spokesman said the council had been "proactively working to increase awareness of restrictions that apply under NSW road rules with regards to parking near intersections".
"To better indicate where these parking restrictions apply, council has been installing 'no stopping' signs where there are adjacent signposted parking controls, and introducing continuous yellow edge lines where signposted parking controls are not already in place.
"With approximately 3200 intersections across Sutherland Shire, council has earmarked over 2000 for this treatment, with intersections within walking distance of schools, train stations, hospitals, shops, and recreation areas identified as areas of priority.
"Intersections near primary schools have been given highest priority to address concerns regarding the safety of younger, more vulnerable road users."
The spokesman said the "works are being rolled out on an area-wide basis, delivering significant cost savings compared to undertaking works on a site-by-site basis".
"All other locations are being considered on a case-by-case basis, with areas where motorists are regularly observed parking contrary to the road rules also given priority," the statement said.
"Council first adopted the use of continuous yellow edge lines under a trial commenced in late 2018 in Bundeena in response to persistent community feedback that motorists were parking in contravention of the road rules during periods of peak demand, particularly with the increase of visitor numbers over summer."
The spokesman said the council "generally receives positive feedback regarding the roll-out of continuous yellow edge lines and improved signage, and expects that compliance with existing parking restrictions will increase as these measures become more common across Sutherland Shire and the greater Sydney region".
"Given that continuous yellow edge lines have been incorporated into NSW legislation since at least 1999, it is expected that all drivers understand the meaning of this parking control," he said.
"Sutherland Shire Council has however previously sought to reinforce the meaning of this road marking and the penalties that apply for those who fail to observe it, providing this information to motorists via council's website and social media channels."
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