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Parking meter problems in Wollongong

A SYSTEM error in an offsite computer has affected all parking meters in Wollongong’s CBD.
The parking meters are recording the wrong time and are not providing a ticket for users.
Wollongong City Council advises that there will be no fines today (Monday November 26) for not displaying a valid parking ticket. However drivers are asked that they restrict their parking to the current limits set on the parking signs.
Council’s Rangers will be issuing fines for people who overstay the parking restrictions.
The systems error is also affecting other local governments.
Council said it is now working to address the parking meter problem.
For more information you can contact Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111 or visit Council’s website.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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