COUNCIL has extended its parking infringement reimbursement scheme until May 2021.
After an issue with their parking fine appeal process was uncovered, Kinsgton Council resolved to refund some fines to residents. People who had been fined and unsuccessfully appealed between the years 2006 and 2016 are eligible to apply for a refund.
Council estimates that around 40 per cent of affected people have applied for refunds. A total of $855,000 has been paid back.
Kingston mayor Georgina Oxley said “we wrote to potentially eligible customers to let them know about the reimbursement scheme. Our teams have exhausted all avenues to get in contact with eligible customers, but we still have about 60 per cent of those people who are able to claim a refund yet to get in contact with us so that’s why we have decided to keep the program open until May 2021.”