Residents of a South Australian suburb have rebelled against paid parking and won in a stunning backflip by their local council.
Parking is again free in Henley Square at Henley Beach after Charles Sturt Council removed three parking meters a month after installing them.
It followed a fiery council meeting and a number of protests.
But local traders are happy to see them gone.
“We’ve been doing a lot better in the last few days, already,” local trader Yanni Zabanias said.
Shopper Jo Baker said it’s “fantastic” people no longer have to pay.
“I don’t think I’d come here if I couldn’t park free,” she said.
“It’s convenient for what I want to do.”
Council spent $21,000 on the meters and it made $10,000 off them in just three weeks through tickets.
It now plans to sell the meters to cover the rest of the money.