WHEEL CLAMPING —
CITY OF STIRLING
1327. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the Leader of the House
representing the Minister for Local Government:
The Mayor of the City of Stirling,
Mark Irwin, recently stated in the media that the city had put forward a proposal
that would make it illegal for private companies to be able to place wheel
(1) Would the state government
either support or oppose such a move by the City of Stirling?
(2) Is the
minister able to outline for me what other forms of action these private
companies are legally allowed to take in order to enforce private terms and
conditions on patrons?
(3) Is the
government obliged to help these companies track down and prosecute those who
do not comply with their terms and conditions?
(4) Is there any
form of government oversight of these companies to ensure that they are acting
appropriately and within their legal limits?
(5) Is there any
process through which patrons may contest these actions taken by the company;
and, if so, what is it; and, if not, why not?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The preamble sentence in the question I have in
front of me is slightly different from what the honourable member read out. The
preamble in the question submitted referred to private companies being able to
place wheel clamps on private vehicles, so that is the question to which the
answer has been provided.
(1) There is no
power for a local government to make a local law covering actions on private
land by private operators.
matters do not fall under the local government portfolio.