Proposal to increase central city parking fee

Status Closed
Start date 23 May 2017
Closed date 7 June 2017

What happened to this public notice?

We sought your feedback on a proposal to increase the fee for parking in the central city.

The area specifically affected is that bounded by Bunny Street, Lambton Quay, Bowen Street, The Terrace, Boulcott Street, Willis Street, Dixon Street, Cuba Street, Jervois Quay, and Waterloo Quay.

Map of the proposed area (33KB PDF)


  • Recently, Council staff have received feedback from residents, retailers and business owners about the lack of available parking in high occupancy areas of the central city.
  • It is recommended that this demand is managed through a combination of pricing, time limits and enforcement. 
  • The aim is to encourage turnover of parking spaces and reduce congestion by providing a greater financial incentive to park in less central locations. 

Next steps

  • June 2017: Feedback is considered by the City Strategy Committee.
  • July 2017: Changes to parking are introduced, if the proposal is approved.

More information

If you have any comments or questions, email