Wellington Resolves Parking Debate


Wellington council finally sorted out what to do about Sunday parking in the CBD.

Pay-and-display and metered parking in the central city will still be free but a new two-hour limit will apply to provide greater turn-over.

The council has taken a month to have consultations on whether free parking ends or what other options should be pursued.

It was a contentious issue with 81 written submissions and four oral submissions, all of which were evenly split between those who did and those who did not support the time limit.

The New Zealand Retailers Association supported the move.

The council’s Strategy and Policy Committee today voted in favour of the change but it still needs to be finally considered at the full council.

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Mayor Kerry Prendergast said the decision to go with the two-hour maximum was because there already is a two-hour time limit on Saturday parking in the central city, so the Sunday parking will work in the same way.

The time restrictions will apply to 3400 central city pay-and-display and metered parks from 8am to 6pm.





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