Published: 20 July 2005
Parking in outer areas of Auckland’s cbd just got as expensive as it’s been in the heart of the central business district – $4/hour.
In outer areas the charge has been $3/hour. The single fee applies from Monday this week in the area bounded by Hobson & Symonds St, from Quay St all the way up to Karangahape Rd.
Council transport & urban linkages committee chairman Richard Simpson said the aim was to free up more short-term parking for shoppers & visitors by increasing turnover of spaces. He said people wanting to park for longer should use parking buildings. The council’s combined committees agreed on the change in March and confirmed it in June.