We have recently received a few questions from Queensland strata lot owners concerning strata parking allocation for disabled parking. Thank you to Kelly Borell, Tower Body Corporate for providing the following responses.
Jump directly to the QUESTION you are after:
- QUESTION: Can you please advise if there are strata parking allocation laws regarding how many car parks and how much guest parking is required in a block of units?
- QUESTION: Can an owner with a disability sticker use the disabled car space for permanent parking?
Question: Can you please advise if there are strata parking allocation laws regarding how many car parks and how much guest parking is required in a block of units?
Answer: I believe it is the local Council that sets the strata parking allocation. They are responsible for requirements relating to the number of visitor parks a complex has, and this would be done when the development approvals were being processed.
Question: Can an owner with a disability sticker use the disabled car space for permanent parking?
Can an owner with a disability sticker use the disabled car space for permanent parking, as a way of obtaining a second car space? The unit has one car space but the owners have two cars.
Answer: Residents are unable to park in visitor car spaces.
If the disabled car space that they are referring to is a visitor car space, then no, residents are unable to park there.
Having a certain number of visitor spots for a scheme is a requirement of the local council, and they are for the sole use of visitors to the complex.
Residents using the visitor spaces themselves would not be abiding by the strata parking allocation and would be in breach of the body corporate bylaws.
This post appears in Strata News #102
Have a question or something to add to the article? Leave a comment below.
- QLD: Q&A The First rule of Visitor Parking in Apartments – umm, it’s for visitors!
- QLD: Q&A I Don’t Live Here. I’m Only Visiting…Every Night
This article is not intended to be personal advice and you should not rely on it as a substitute for any form of advice.
Looking for strata information concerning your state? For state-specific strata information, take a look here.