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Boat Trailer Parking

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Boat trailer parking on residential streets in the Hunters Hill local government area is managed and regulated through a opens in a new windowBoat Trailer Parking Policy.

The policy’s adoption followed consultation with the community and neighbouring councils, in response to an increasing number of complaints about lack of parking and issues with visibility and traffic.

Investigations showed trailers were often parked for extended periods of time without being moved, in a number of cases by non-residents of the local government area.

Council rangers will check boat trailers parked on-street as part of general regulatory duties.

Residents may park their boat trailer in the immediate vicinity of their residence.

  • Boat trailer – refers to the boat trailer and or a boat that may be being stored on the trailer.
  • Immediate vicinity – the area of road or road related area between the property boundaries of the boat trailer owner/users residence only. The trailer must be parked wholly within this area.

This policy only relates to boat trailers under 7.5 metres in length. If a boat trailer is 7.5 metres or longer the registered owner/user is only permitted to park for a maximum time period of one (1) hour on the roadway as the vehicle is classified as a long / heavy vehicle under Section 200 of the Road Rules 2014 and by law cannot be parked on residential streets for longer than one (1) hour.

If it is not possible to park your boat outside your own home you need to find somewhere off the street where you can park it if you wish to store it for longer than 28 days, such as a private property or a commercial storage area.

In special circumstances, where it would be difficult for an owner to park a boat trailer outside their home or in the “immediate vicinity”, Council officers discretion may extend the “immediate vicinity” to include part of one (1) adjacent property, under the following situation, to address:

(a) Traffic sight lines and the property,

(b) Traffic calming devices and the property,

(c) Road reserve geometry and the property ,

(d) Street trees and the property, and

(e) A property’s frontage geometry.

In the special circumstances situation, authority from Council is required by the owner of the boat trailer to park the trailer in the “immediate vicinity”.

Make a special circumstances application: Boat Trailer Parking Special Circumstances

Please contact Customer Service via customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au or (02) 9879 9400 for more information.

If it is not possible to park your boat outside your own home you need to find somewhere off the street you can park it if you wish to store it for longer than 28 days, such as a private property or a commercial storage area.

If a boat trailer is found not parked outside its owner’s residence for more than 28 days, the owner is notified by mail that they have fifteen (15) days to move the offending boat trailer. When this fifteen (15) day period expires the boat trailer is stickered, giving notice that it will be removed within three (3) days. After this time Council has the right to impound the vehicle.

In addition to the above, if the Officer considers a boat trailer to have been left in a state of disrepair or neglect then the Officer may refuse to offer a concession under this guideline and may determine that the boat trailer must be moved or repaired.

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400