Parking fine pay back known soon

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RESULTS of an investigation into whether Frankston Council’s parking fine appeals process have been mishandled are expected within two weeks.

Last month it was revealed that Kingston Council had been caught up in a parking fine fiasco and would have to pay back over $2 million in fines to residents. Kingston had been outsourcing their appeals process for parking fines to an external agency, a process it later stated to be in violation of the Infringements Act 2006.

Frankston Council had worked alongside Tenix to manage their parking services between 2007 and 2014.

“Council is close to finalising its review in respect to Tenix, with a final determination expected within the next two weeks,” the mayor Michael O’Reilly said.

“The records in question date back up to eight years, requiring archived computer records to be retrieved, decoded and reviewed so that council can make an informed final determination.

“To date only two enquiries have been made by members of the public. One of those enquiries was incorrectly sent to Frankston City Council, and was directed to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. The second enquiry is an active investigation which will be finalised pending councils’ final determination. Residents with any concerns are encouraged to contact council who will record their details and make contact once the full investigation is complete.”

First published in the Frankston Times – 15 April 2019

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