Conditions of parking

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Designated officer
Director, Asset Management Services
Effective start date
2 July 2018
Status
Active
Related documents
Conduct on University Premises - Managerial Policy
Parking - Managerial Policy
Vehicle Usage - Managerial Policy
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These Conditions of Parking are to be read in conjunction with the Parking - Managerial Policy.
The onus is on the driver of a vehicle to know, understand and comply with the requirements of these Conditions of Parking.

For information, parking maps and fees, refer to www.usc.edu.au/parking

Definitions

Please refer to the University’s Glossary of Terms for policies and procedures. Terms and definitions identified below are specific to these procedures and are critical to its effectiveness:

Land, of the University, means land and buildings owned by or under control of the University, as defined in the University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998 (Qld). See also University premises. These terms are used interchangeably, with the same meaning.

University premises means buildings, structures and land which are under the control and management of the University and which are used for, or in connection with, the purposes of the University including any land or premises used or occupied by the University pursuant to any lease, licence or right to occupy.

Vehicle has the meaning given by the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 (Qld).

1. Overview

The University of the Sunshine Coast is a multi-campus institution and each of its sites has different needs and capacity for car parking, including unregulated and regulated parking. The University may set parking fees from time to time at is discretion.

Administration of University parking and traffic control is the responsibility of the Director, Asset Management Services.

Site Type of parking available Comments
USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs) Regulated - Paid parking applies More details provided below.
USC Gympie unregulated Shared with TAFE Queensland
USC Fraser Coast unregulated  
USC Caboolture unregulated Shared with TAFE Queensland
USC South Bank

Regulated – permit parking (limited)

on street parking regulated (Brisbane City Council)

(non USC) paid parking options available nearby
Permit approvals sought from Asset Management Services Office at Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs)
USC North Lakes Unregulated  
Thompson Institute, Birtinya allocated parking bays  
USC Law Clinic Maroochydore Regulated (TAFE Qld) Shared with TAFE Queensland
Sunshine Coast Health Institute (Hospital), Birtinya

on street parking regulated (Sunshine Coast Council)

(non USC) paid parking options available nearby
 
USC Noosa unregulated Shared with Noosa Council
2. Authority and regulations

2.1 The University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998 (Schedule 1, Part 2) empowers the University to control traffic on University land and for this purpose, to erect or display notices on University premises regulating the driving, parking or standing of vehicles.

2.2 Regardless of whether a site has regulated or unregulated parking, all vehicles must be parked within a marked bay in an area designated for parking.

2.3 Vehicles are to be driven safely and according to the sign-posted speed limit at all times.
2.4 The University will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by or caused to any person, vehicle (or its accessories or contents) or property whilst traveling, standing, parked on or being removed from University premises.

3. Traffic and parking offences

3.1 Subject to the Parking - Managerial Policy and these Conditions of Parking, except with the express written authority of the Vice-Chancellor and President, or an authorised person, it is an offence for a driver or person in charge of a vehicle:
(a) on joining a roadway from a parking area, to fail to give way to vehicles on the roadway;
(b) to drive or ride the vehicle onto any recreation area, nature strip, garden, lawn, footpath or other part of University premises which is not constructed for use by vehicles;
(c) to drive or ride the vehicle at a speed exceeding 20 km/hour or, on any part of University premises with respect to which a lower speed limit is indicated by a control device, that speed limit;
(d) to drive or ride the vehicle negligently or recklessly, or in a manner that is dangerous to, or without due care and consideration for other users of University premises;
(e) to drive or ride the vehicle so as to cause excessive noise;
(f) to abandon the vehicle on University premises; or
(g) to drive or ride in contravention of any authorised sign or control device.

Maximum penalty for an offence – 10 penalty units.
A proceeding for an offence may be taken in a summary way under the Justices Act 1886 (Qld).

3.2 Subject the Parking - Managerial Policy and these Conditions of Parking, it is an offence for a driver or person in charge of a vehicle:
(a) to contravene or fail to comply with any prohibition or requirement indicated by an authorised sign or control device;
(b) to park a vehicle so as to obstruct other vehicles;
(c) to park a vehicle on roads or elsewhere, other than within designated parking areas;
(d) to park a vehicle in a parking area for which the person does not have authorisation;
(e) to bring an unregistered vehicle onto University premises without the express written authority of the Vice-Chancellor and President, or an authorised person.

Maximum penalty for an offence - 10 penalty units.
A proceeding for an offence may be taken in a summary way under the Justices Act 1886 (Qld).

4. USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs campus)

Car Park 15 (Claymore Road) is designated as a free parking area for the Sippy Downs Campus.

4.1 Paid parking enforcement and penalties

4.1.1 USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs campus) has been designated a regulated parking area for the purposes of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995(Qld).

4.2.1 Paid parking applies at Sippy Downs campus Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, excluding public holidays as provided in Schedule 1 Parking Fees. https://www.usc.edu.au/explore/usc-locations/transport-and-parking/parking/parking-fees-and-fines In order to ensure the equitable and most effective use of car parking on campus, parking regulations on campus are enforced and penalties will apply for breaches.

4.3.1 Regulated parking applies to all USC students, staff and visitors, without exception. Persons may park in the free car park (P15), or must purchase daily or half daily eTickets on campus, or obtain a six-month or twelve month ePermit or daily eTicket online. The issuing of a permit may not guarantee the availability of a parking space.

4.4.1 Sunshine Coast Council is responsible for enforcing penalties as provided in the local law, and regulates the parking of vehicles on the campus under Sunshine Coast Council’s local law.

4.5.1 Details of infringement penalties, arrangement for payment of penalties and the process for appealing an infringement can be found on the Sunshine Coast Council website.

4.2 Restricted zones/areas

Areas on the campus may be marked for a particular type of vehicle or permit, and may not be available to all permit holders or visitors.

The conditions of Parking in these areas are:
(a) Accessible (Disability) Parking
Holders of current Queensland Disability Parking Permit (Red) and Australian Disability Parking Permit (ADPP - blue permit) issued by the Department of Transport and Main Roads are permitted to park free of charge in parking bays designated with disability parking signage.
(b) Commercial Loading Zones
Contractors and service vehicles must park in commercial vehicle loading zones or car parks after purchasing appropriate eTickets or ePermits. Commercial vehicle loading zones must only be used by vehicles that are primarily designed and constructed for carrying goods; such as vans, utilities, trucks, etc.
(c) Loading zones
Loading zones are primarily for the use of commercial vehicles delivering or picking up goods, but may be also used by other vehicles to pick up people (permitted to stop for only two minutes) or for goods.
(d) USC Tenants
Only vehicles expressly authorised by the Tenant may park in bays designated for the Tenant. Such vehicles must hold a valid eTicket or ePermit and display a reserved permit hook for designated tenancy bay.
(e) Reserved Area for USC vehicles (excluding Car Parks 2 and 3)
Only University vehicles may park in the designated USC Vehicles bays in Car Parks 2 and 3 and other areas of the Campus. Such vehicles must hold a valid ePermit. Vehicles must display a reserved permit hook. University funds cannot be used to pay parking fines.
(f) Car Parks 2 and 3
Parking in Car Parks 2 and 3 is reserved for University staff who hold a valid staff ePermit and other authorised visitors (see Visitor Parking). All vehicles must have a valid ePermit or eTicket.
(g) University fleet vehicles
The area adjacent to Building Q (Asset Management Services building) is reserved for University fleet vehicles.
(h) Parents with prams (Car Park 8)
Only vehicles authorised by Student Wellbeing may park in the designated Parents with Prams bays in Car Park 8. Such vehicles must hold a valid eTicket or ePermit.

Motorcycles
Motorcycles may only park in the designated motorcycle parking areas, with a valid eTicket or ePermit.

Bicycles
Bicycles are to be parked in a secure bicycle station/hub or in an appropriate bicycle rack. No parking fees will be charged for bicycles. Bicycles are not to be secured to building parts or fixtures, trees, outdoor furniture, etc. Securing bicycles in these areas may result in an infringement.

Construction site parking
Construction site workers can park freely in an area that has been designated as a construction site. Vehicles parking outside the construction site must comply with the conditions set out in this document.

4.3 Ticketless parking meters (eTickets)

The main method for paid parking is via the ticketless parking meters. These can be found on University grounds around carparks and inside the campus hub. Details for this can be accessed via the University website.

4.4 ePermits

ePermits allow an electronic payment for continued use parking. Details for this can be accessed via the University website. An ePermit does not guarantee a parking space. ePermits are not transferrable.

4.5 Visitor parking

Visitors and volunteers are required to purchase an eTicket or ePermit. These may be purchased by the visitor or volunteer, or purchased by a faculty or department on their behalf. This can be done online through the University website.

Only visitors authorised by a member of the Senior Staff Group will be given access to park in Car Parks 2 and 3. Requests by authorised persons are to be made to security@usc.edu.au. Such vehicles must hold a valid eTicket or ePermit.

Visitor access to car parks 2 and 3 does not guarantee a parking space with the exception of VIP visitors example: Governor General, Premier etc.

Special circumstances

An application for consideration under special circumstances may be made in the first instance by writing to parking@usc.edu.au.

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Schedule 1 – Parking fees

1.1 Parking fees

University parking fees are either paid daily via eTicket or, 6 monthly or 12 monthly via ePermit.

1.2 Casual parking

eTickets - casual parking (pay daily, at Ticketless Parking Machines or online through the University website)

  4 hours or less More than 4 hours
Car A$3 A$5
Motorcycle A$2 A$3
 
1.3 Students, community, and staff (non-salary sacrifice)

Students, staff (not wishing to salary sacrifice), visitors and tenants have the option of buying a 6-month or 12-month ePermit.

ePermits — 6-month or 12-month (Full payment upfront, online)
  Students — 6 month Staff and Community — 6 month Students — 12 month Staff and Community — 12 month
Car A$100 A$180 A$200 A$360
Motorcycle A$50 A$50 A$80 A$80
1.4 Staff
ePermits – 12-month (Salary Sacrifice Application Form)
  Staff
Car A$19.20 per fortnight


Staff (excluding sessional and casual staff) may elect to salary sacrifice an ePermit through fortnightly pre-tax salary deductions.

1.5 Refunds

If you have paid for an ePermit before Week 1 of the semester and withdraw before the end of Week 1 of the same semester, you can apply for a full refund.

If you have paid for an ePermit and withdraw before the census date of the semester you bought the ePermit, you can apply for a 50% refund.

If you have paid for an ePermit and withdraw after the census date of the semester you bought the ePermit, you will not be eligible for a refund.

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