18 Dec 2013

Council parking services to be in-house again

6:10 am on 18 December 2013

Wellington City Council is to bring its parking services back in-house, in a move that means parking wardens will be paid a living wage.

Councillors voted last week to introduce a minimum wage of 18-dollars-40 an hour for all directly employed staff, which would not have included parking wardens because they are contract workers.

On Tuesday, the transport and urban development committee decided the council will directly run parking services from July next year.

Committee chair Andy Foster said a robust tender process took place before the decision was made. He said the move will also allow for flexibility to introduce new technology for parking services.