21 Jun 2010

Price of parking rising for CBD residents

5:15 pm on 21 June 2010

Parking is becoming more expensive for inner-city residents in Wellington.

Inner-city dwellers are not eligible for residents' parking, so one of their options is to pay $7.50 a day or $120 a month for coupon parking.

Inner-city Residents and Businesses Association vice-president David Wood says it's an unfair cost for having a car.

He says a recently completed building has 330 apartments and only 30 carparks.

Wellington City Council says it's up to developers whether they want to build car parks and it's up to people if they want cars in the central city.