Wootton Road, Remuera – P120 Parking Wootton Road, Remuera – P120 Parking

Proposal status: Feedback closed  21 June 2021

Reference number: RTV-365

Proposal outcome

In June 2020, we proposed changes to improve parking availability at Wootton Road, Remuera. These changes were in response to community requests for parking restrictions to be implemented to improve parking availability for the Medical Centre patients and other short stay visitors. After reviewing all the feedback we received, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.  

We are proposing to: 

  • Introduce a P120 (2 hour) parking zone, 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, on the eastern side of Wootton Road, Remuera, between the intersections with Remuera Road and Ely Avenue.

What happens next

We anticipate the changes will be constructed by the end of August 2021.

Community feedback

Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge.  A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below. A number of respondents were supportive of the proposal, and in their feedback they reported issues with parking availability due to drivers parking all day at the medical centre. They also highlighted that the proposal will improve access for emergency services vehicles and elderly patients attending appointments. 


  • Concern that the proposal will exacerbate parking issues for residents and visitors at this location and that the P120 is not a long enough time for visitors to park. We are confident that the proposed changes will improve parking availability by providing an equitable mix of time restricted and unrestricted parking in the area. The P120 time limit has been set to allow enough time for most business customers and other visitors to the area to complete their visits and to encourage regular turnover of parking spaces.  
  • Suggestion to increase parking to at least P240.  A P240 would result in less parking turnover and will defeat the purpose of the changes which is to improve parking availability. 
  • Concern that the medical centre has inadequate on-site parking and that the proposal prioritises the medical centre and not the residents in the area. The proposed changes prioritise short-term parking over long-term parking and will not only cater the medical centre but will also be available for customers to other businesses nearby and to residential short stay visitors. There is a considerable amount of unrestricted on-street parking still available on the remainder of Wootton Road and Ely Avenue, and can be used on a first come first serve basis by people with long-term parking needs. However, it is also important to note that Auckland Transport (AT) is not responsible for providing parking for private businesses or property owners (residents/tenants). It is the responsibility of the property owners and tenants to ensure that they have sufficient parking to meet their needs. Each entity/business is equally liable to provide their own parking if on-street parking changes will negatively impact them.  
  • Suggestion to make the area residents parking only. AT does not propose residents only parking restrictions as these were stopped in 2007 as it reserves the road, which is a public asset and for the use of an individual is not permitted. There are a few existing restrictions around Auckland, but these are being phased out over time. A residential parking zone (RPZ) that exempts residents from the restrictions were recommended instead. However, this type of restriction only applies in an area zoned as residential under the Auckland Unitary Plan. This section of Wootton Road, Remuera falls under the Business Mixed Use zone as per the Auckland Unitary Plan, a residential parking zone cannot be introduced here.  
  • Concern over the AT app regarding free vouchers to park outside customer’s house. Residential parking permit/vouchers cannot be issued as they are only linked to the residential parking zones. 


  • Concern over the ongoing safety of Wootton Road currently and if the proposed changes are implemented.  AT’s Traffic Engineer has assessed the feedback and have found no police recorded crashes on this road in the past five years. This indicates that the road has been operating relatively safely. 
  • Suggestion to add broken yellow lines to free up access and queuing at the traffic lights of Wootton Road and Remuera Road. Wootton Road has low traffic volume and we do not believe there are significant traffic access and delay issue due to the parked vehicles. Wootton Road has broken yellow lines on one side of the road and considering the high parking demand in the area, AT will not be able to justify additional broken yellow lines at this stage. 

We're proposing improvements in your area

We have received requests from a medical centre to improve parking availability for patients and other short stay visitors on Wootton Road, Remuera.

We are proposing to:

  • Introduce a P120 (2 hour) parking zone, 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, on the eastern side of Wootton Road, Remuera, between the intersections with Remuera Road and Ely Avenue.

Download the proposal drawing for Wootton Road (PDF 301KB)

The proposed parking changes will minimise all-day parking on Wootton Road and improve availability of parking for patients and other short stay visitors.

Give your feedback for Wootton Road

If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.

What happens next

  • We’ll consider 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.

Remuera: Safe with us

Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Wootton Road are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).