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Park and pay, stay all day – more options for city workers

Three new $6 all-day paid parking locations are being introduced by Hamilton City Council in March 2024, on sections of Norton Road, Rostrevor Street, and Memorial Drive.

The locations were approved by councillors at the Traffic, Speed Limit and Road Closure Hearings Panel on 15 February 2024, as part of the decision-making process for projects.

The proposal for on-street all-day paid parking in the central city was initially put forward, and consulted on, as part of Council’s 2020/21 Annual Plan.

All-day paid parking zones are expanding under the current Long-Term Plan (2021-31). This is to help meet the increasing demand from those who are travelling to work, or spending long periods of time in the central city.

Locations are selected based on high occupancy in nearby parking areas. The parking changes are identified with regulatory signage and road markings. Corflute signage and pavement decals are also in place, and Council’s Parking team is handing out flyers to educate road users parking in these spaces.

Council’s City Transport Unit Director Gordon Naidoo said Hamilton is growing rapidly, and there is an increasing demand for carparking in the central city.

“As Hamilton’s population grows, it’s critical to have infrastructure in place that supports people travelling for work, to shop or to eat. The central city needs to be easy to access and get around safely,” said Naidoo.

The all-day paid parking zones were last extended in September 2023, with the introduction of six locations on sections of Grantham, Rostrevor, Tristram and Vialou streets, and Hamilton Parade.

All-day paid parking is a flat rate of $6 and applies between Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. Payment is made with the PayMyPark app.

These parking changes do not pre-empt any decision-making around the central city’s two-hour free parking. This will be decided upon during the Long-Term Plan process.

Visit hamilton.govt.nz/parking for more information

 

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