Not a legal matter but about competing rights. To get in and out of my garage which is on the footpath of a narrow Street it is very difficult even in a small car if there is a car parked across the road opposite my garage. The garage is a single garage not too wide so you need to approach relatively straight to get in. The people across the road have a huge audi wagon. They have off street parking in the form of a carport however they cannot get their wagon into the carport therefore they park legally on the street in front of their house and the house next door. When I come in and out of my garage in my small car I come within centimetres of hitting their car as the street is very narrow. Sometimes i get stuck between mygarage and their car. When I approach them about parking further away from my garage they said that the problem is that if they park in front of their driveway they will be fined by council and that the former owners never used to park in the garage so it wasn't a problem. When they don't park across from my garage often others do anyway. I called council and asked about putting a yellow line opposite my garage (where they Park their car) on the basis that without the yellow line, access to my garage with an average car was denied. Council escalated the matter to senior road staff and came back with the conclusion that they supported a yellow line so that I could have unrestricted access to my garage on the basis that the person across the road could either park somewhere else on the street or make some modifications to their off street parking to gain access or presumably get a smaller vehicle that could fit into their carport. The issue will be that the street is quite full up with cars and a very long car like theirs may struggle to find a spot elsewhere close to their house. They will be feeling "why are we the only house on our side of the street that has a yellow line partly in front?" I explained to council that the yellow line probably would not go down too well and they might expect an appeal however council felt confident that my rights were justified in being enforced and will go ahead with the yellow line. I haven't told the neighbours that I requested a yellow line however I think they will be very upset . I'm a bit nervous about this however I also feel that I like the idea of being able to get in and out of my garage without getting stuck and scraping on the interface of street/gutter/footpath. I also like the idea of possibly purchasing a Sedan in future rather than a hatchback and I have seen a very large Mercedes inside my garage so It can be done only as long as no one is parked across the road. What are your comments please?