The Charles Sturt Council has had a dramatic change of heart and have recommended ripping out its controversial paid-parking meters along Henley Beach.
The councils own staff made the recommendation to remove the meters and return the two car parks around Henley Square to the free three-hour parking zones.
This move follows weeks of backlash from local residents and business owners who claim they've lost countless customers over the controversial move to implement paid-parking along the popular area.
An online petition against the machines has also collected almost 8000 signatures.
The machines, which cost $21,000 to install, have been active since Monday, August 14 in the carparks next to Joe’s Kiosk on the Esplanade and next to the old Evida site.
The council will vote on the at a meeting on Monday, September 11.