27 Apr 2016

Auckland Council to charge $42 for a day's parking

12:24 pm on 27 April 2016

Onstreet parking around Auckland's downtown area is to become more expensive, with an eight-hour park in the outer CBD zone rising to $42.

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Parking on meters in the core downtown area will rise by 50 cents an hour, to $4.50 an hour for the first two hours, and then cost $1 an hour more reaching up to $9 an hour for longer stays.

CBD fringe areas currently priced at $2 an hour would rise to $3 an hour, and up to $6 an hour for people parking beyond two hours.

The biggest change will hit motorists prepaying for an eight-hour park in the outer CBD zone, with the cost trebling from $16 to $42.

Auckland Transport said the move was in line with its policy of pricing parking depending on demand, with inner-city meter spaces occupied for 94 per cent of the time, and 84 percent in the CBD fringe.

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