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TOTALLY IGNORED
- Case 01 -
Request to consider installation of passenger pick-up/drop-off zones in Mons Rd Westmead - ignored.
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 Letter 1 
Geoff Lee
Liberal MP Parramatta
90 George St
Parramatta 2150
6 Hilder Road
Ermington NSW 2115
January 6, 2014
Dear Geoff,
I hope you can look at a couple of points for me.
I was driving my car when I stopped it in a 'No stopping' zone to pick up a friend from opposite her work place. It is a street where there is rarely anywhere else to legally stop. I was fined for doing so by a police cyclist.
Now, some 2 weeks later, I notice that where I had committed the offence, it is now a 2P zone.
I write this letter because I now have two questions. I understand that answers may come from different departments.
1. Are there sufficient 'No parking' zones being placed where drivers can stop and pick up passengers? I worry that timed parking zones are given greater preference for some reason?
2. Is there a 'grace period’ whereby I could be refunded the fine due to the intended parking zone change? Had it already been deemed safe to stop the car there, sign post pending?
Penalty number: 4925490030
Date: on 18/12/2013
Car rego: PYD125
Location: Mons Rd, Westmead.
I thank you for your time and assistance.
Yours sincerely,
Philip Prideaux
 Response 
State MP for Parramatta
State MP for Parramatta asked Parramatta City Council on 14 January 2014 for a response.
Parramatta City Council
Alison Geddes, Manager of Development and Traffic Services at Parramatta City Council and Richard Searle responded on 3 February 2014 and the letter referred to the installation of 15 minute and 2 hour parking zones.
There was no answer to the question to consider installation of designated passenger pick-up/drop-off zones such as a "No parking" zone.
So the question was asked again ...
 Letter 2 
Geoff Lee
Liberal MP Parramatta
90 George St
Parramatta 2150
6 Hilder Road
Ermington NSW 2115
February 13, 2014
Dear Geoff,
Re: Your response (reference DP/GL022014) enclosing response from Parramatta Council (their reference D03043014)
I appreciate the effort in the response from Parramatta Council but I don’t believe my question was answered regarding Mons Rd Westmead and I ask the question again if I may.
Are there sufficient 'No parking' zones being placed where drivers can stop and pick up passengers? 1
I don’t believe, as was suggested in the council response, that installing 15min or 2hr parking zones is helpful if cars are parked there. I can’t see that my new practice of pulling into a driveway against a boom gate, covering a footpath/cycleway and reversing out again with cars behind each day is good for anyone. Obviously, no consideration is given if stopping in a “No stopping” zone or similar to pick up a passenger when no other zone for just that exists in the area.
Again I thank you for your time and assistance.
Yours sincerely,
Philip Prideaux
1 No Parking means you can't park, but you can drop off or pick up passengers or goods without leaving your vehicle (i.e. you must be within three metres of your vehicle). You must attend to your business promptly (within two minutes of stopping your vehicle).
 Response 
State MP for Parramatta
State MP for Parramatta again asked Parramatta City Council on 21 February 2014 for a response.
Parramatta City Council
No response.
So another letter was sent ...
 Letter 3 
Geoff Lee
Liberal MP Parramatta
90 George St
Parramatta 2150
6 Hilder Road
Ermington NSW 2115
May 12, 2014
Dear Geoff,
Re: Your response (reference DP/GL022014) dated 21 February 2014
I have not received a response as yet.
I don’t believe my question regarding passenger pickup and 'No parking' zones has been correctly answered regarding Mons Rd Westmead. I do believe that assistance to my concern is possible.
Again I thank you for your time and assistance.
Yours sincerely,
Philip Prideaux
 Response 
State MP for Parramatta
State MP for Parramatta said in response that another letter was sent to Parramatta City Council on 14 May 2014.
He has since stated in person during a street meet and greet that he will again press council for a response, but it may take some weeks to obtain.
Parramatta City Council
No response.
There has been no further response from Parramatta City Council or State MP for Parramatta since then.
Unresolved!
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