All mobility parks have a meter placed close by for easy access.
The meters are placed to ensure the maximum height of the screen display is accessible for wheelchair users.
Meter signage and on-screen display have been developed following accessibility guidelines. They are high contrast, large print, and plain language.
The new meters offer a choice of on-screen instructions in both English and Te Reo Māori. This supports the Council’s move towards being a bilingual city.
The old meters will have electronic components and solar panels removed and re-used or disposed of via an electronics recycling company. The rest of the meter will then be stripped of any other serviceable spare parts for re-use. The batteries will be re-used or safely disposed of. The shell of the meters will be disposed of via a local scrap metal recycler.
Budget for the new parking meters was allocated in the Long-Term Plan in 2021.
See more about how to pay for Pay by Plate parking.