Boat Trailer Parking

Consultation has concluded

Parking your boat trailer on a local street is convenient. However, some owners leave their boat trailers unattended in streets for extended periods of time – and this can have a negative impact on neighbourhoods and the community at large. The State Government has introduced legislation that allows NSW councils to ‘opt-in’ to have the authority to impound boat trailers (and the boats they carry) if they have been parked on residential streets without moving for a period of time.

The new laws do not automatically apply in every part of NSW. Councils are required to consult with their community and then determine whether or not to enforce the new boat trailer parking laws. Following the consultation period, a report will be submitted to Council. The report will advise Council on the consultation outcomes to assist in its determination on whether to implement the provisions of the new Act.

If the Council formally adopts the position to implement the Boat Trailer Law changes, the Council will place a notice in the NSW Government Gazette announcing the whole (or part) of the Waverley LGA gazetted as a “Declared Area” for the purposes of the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act 2015. Once this has been gazetted, a Public Notice Period will be provided prior to implementation.

If the new Boat Law is implemented in all or any part of the Waverley LGA, the Council would be able to commence the process to ensure that unattended boat trailers parked in the same spot for more than 28 days are moved or impounded. This process would occur in any ‘declared area’ within the Waverley LGA for the purposes of the boat trailer legislation.


How you can have your say

Background - start by first reading the background information below and the associated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the right of the page.

Survey - complete the survey below to let us know your thoughts on the whether or not Council should opt in to the new Boat Trailer legislation.

Places - use the places tool below to let us know where there is an issue with boat trailers parking for extended periods of time, and where you think boat trailers should be allowed to park.

Ideas - use the ideas tool below to tell us how we should define 'attended' boat trailers.


Submissions close 5pm 4th December 2018.


Next steps

Following the consultation period, a report will be submitted to Council. The report will advise Council on the consultation outcomes to assist in its determination on whether to implement the provisions of the new Act.

Parking your boat trailer on a local street is convenient. However, some owners leave their boat trailers unattended in streets for extended periods of time – and this can have a negative impact on neighbourhoods and the community at large. The State Government has introduced legislation that allows NSW councils to ‘opt-in’ to have the authority to impound boat trailers (and the boats they carry) if they have been parked on residential streets without moving for a period of time.

The new laws do not automatically apply in every part of NSW. Councils are required to consult with their community and then determine whether or not to enforce the new boat trailer parking laws. Following the consultation period, a report will be submitted to Council. The report will advise Council on the consultation outcomes to assist in its determination on whether to implement the provisions of the new Act.

If the Council formally adopts the position to implement the Boat Trailer Law changes, the Council will place a notice in the NSW Government Gazette announcing the whole (or part) of the Waverley LGA gazetted as a “Declared Area” for the purposes of the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act 2015. Once this has been gazetted, a Public Notice Period will be provided prior to implementation.

If the new Boat Law is implemented in all or any part of the Waverley LGA, the Council would be able to commence the process to ensure that unattended boat trailers parked in the same spot for more than 28 days are moved or impounded. This process would occur in any ‘declared area’ within the Waverley LGA for the purposes of the boat trailer legislation.


How you can have your say

Background - start by first reading the background information below and the associated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the right of the page.

Survey - complete the survey below to let us know your thoughts on the whether or not Council should opt in to the new Boat Trailer legislation.

Places - use the places tool below to let us know where there is an issue with boat trailers parking for extended periods of time, and where you think boat trailers should be allowed to park.

Ideas - use the ideas tool below to tell us how we should define 'attended' boat trailers.


Submissions close 5pm 4th December 2018.


Next steps

Following the consultation period, a report will be submitted to Council. The report will advise Council on the consultation outcomes to assist in its determination on whether to implement the provisions of the new Act.

Boat parking - declared areas

7 months

Use the pins to let us know where there is an issue with extended periods of boat trailer parking and where you think boat trailers should be allowed to park.  

Use the pins to let us know where there is an issue with extended periods of boat trailer parking and where you think boat trailers should be allowed to park.  

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded