A Keiravillle resident is angry after being booked for parking in her driveway.
But a Wollongong City Council spokeswoman said it was against NSW road rules to obstruct a footpath.
Ekaterina Grazhdannikova lives in Binda Street, which is generally parked out by university students throughout the day.
If she is away, when she returns home she said there are no spots on the street.
“You have to park somewhere and I’m not going to park all the way in North Wollongong,” Ms Grazhdannikova said.
“I’ll park behind my two roommates’ cars in the driveway and I’ll make sure I don’t obstruct the road in any way.”
Recently, she woke up one morning to find her car had been booked for “stop in path or strip”.
It was the first time she had been fined but she said a housemate had also been caught for the same offence.
She felt, as there were few pedestrians and no footpaths in her street, the car did not create an obstruction.
Ms Grazhdannikova was unimpressed and has started a change.org petition to force Wollongong City Council to change the law.
“I want to see the law get changed so you’re allowed to park on your own driveway, so long as you don’t obstruct traffic,” she said.
A Council spokeswoman said the law had not been created by the organisation.
“It’s an offence under NSW State Government road rules to park on areas including a footpath and nature strip,” the spokeswoman said.
“This is legislation set by the State Government, and it’s Council’s responsibility to enforce these rules.
“The legislation is in place to protect pedestrians and prevent them from being forced to walk on the road.”
The spokeswoman said that, while the paving of a driveway may go all the way to the street, a resident can only park on a section of it.
“Drivers must allow for pedestrians to be able to safely walk on the nature strip and not park over the driveway entrance way,” she said.
“The strip next to a length of road includes the portion between a property’s private boundary and the road itself.”