Paddy gets them on the warpath


Sunday 10 November 2002

THE game is up for the parking outlaws of Balmain. The Pedestrian Council of Australia is blowing the whistle on Paddy McGuinness and his cohorts at Leichhardt Council. With off-street parking in the area in the news - that's Balmain-speak for leaving the car on the footpath - local rag Pensinsula Precinct News reports that Councillor McGuinness, aided by former ALP Balmain branch president Damian Cobley-Finch, put out posters to warn residents when rangers scheduled a crackdown on footpath parking. The Pedestrian Council has sought legal advice from Mallesons Stephen Jaques, who say the council warning could be unlawful.