Napier Street, Gwilliam Place, Hepburn Street and Sheridan Lane, Freemans Bay - Paid Residential Parking Zone Napier Street, Gwilliam Place, Hepburn Street and Sheridan Lane, Freemans Bay - Paid Residential Parking Zone

Proposal status: Closed

Reference number: RTV-483

Proposal outcome

We’d like to thank the Freemans Bay community for their patience while we investigated all the concerns raised.

After reviewing all the feedback received and speaking with residents, we have decided to proceed as proposed.

How did we reach this outcome?

  • Many respondents have let us know that the lack of parking is due to not enough parking wardens monitoring the area. AT has limited Parking Compliance resources and time restrictions do not address behaviours that can make it hard for people to find a park in this area, such as car swapping or wiping chalk marks.
  • We also looked into providing a mixture of paid parking and time restrictions, but this would only cause parking issues in the streets where there is no paid parking.
  • In accordance with our parking strategy, when time restrictions fail to create parking availability, we replace time restrictions with paid parking and manage demand by pricing.
  • Paid parking would be the best tool to balance parking demands in this area of Freemans Bay against the number of spaces available.

What happens next

We anticipate the changes will come into effect by the end of March 2024.

We will monitor the impact of these changes through our ongoing project benefit review programme and will consider amendments if necessary. This will include reviewing the parking occupancy against the price set.

Community feedback

Download the full Paid Residential Parking Zone Community feedback report (PDF 457KB).

Contact us

If you have any further questions or concerns about this project, please email us at

We're proposing improvements in your area

Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. We are proposing some improvements to your area.

In response to concerns raised by residents about having limited parking opportunities, we are proposing to replace the existing P120 parking restrictions on Napier Street, Gwilliam Place, Sheridan Lane and a section of Hepburn Street in Freemans Bay with paid parking.

The Changes we are proposing:

  • Replace the P120 restrictions on Napier Street, Gwilliam Place, Sheridan Lane and a section of Hepburn Street with paid parking Monday to Friday between 8am - 6pm.
  • The proposed parking fee is $2 per hour for the first 2 hours and $4 per hour for the subsequent hours.
  • The existing P10 restriction outside Freemans Bay School on Hepburn Street (8am - 9am and 2:30pm - 3:30pm on school days) will remain unchanged. Outside those times, the area will be paid parking.

Eligible residents can apply for a Freemans Bay Resident Parking Permit (FBRP) that exempts them from the restrictions within their zone.

Please note that the current P20 restriction outside Rupa’s along Wellington Street will remain unchanged and permits will not apply to this area.

Download the proposal drawing for Freemans Bay (PDF 386KB)

You can help inform this project

We’d like to hear from you about the proposed paid parking fee. Do you think the amount would be effective to improve parking availability in the area?

Paid parking is introduced to an area when the existing parking restrictions are unable to improve parking availability and residents have let us know that it is difficult to find a parking space.

Please note: the extent of the changes or where the restrictions apply are unlikely to change unless exceptional impacts, that we are currently unaware of, have been raised through feedback.

What happens next

  • We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
  • We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
  • We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.

More information

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