...for those of you who have been stung with parking fines in the Botanic Gardens - i elected to go to court over two separate fines from September 2010. Despite the City of Sydney website trumpeting free parking for motorbikes within the city limits - there is an exclusion zone (the Botanic Gardens Trust) even tho they use the City of Sydney signage.... how are we supposed to know this? The judge saw fit to dismiss the fines under section 10 and told me i had to pay court costs of $79. Victory! What he forgot to mention was the court costs are for each fine, AND a victims compensation levy of $64 - also for each fine! Total owing... $286! could've just paid the bloody fines and saved over a hundred dollars! What a rort!