Consultation status: closed 28 May 2017
We sought public feedback on a proposal for flexible, demand-based on-street parking in the Albany town centre.
The consultation ran from 28 April to 28 May 2017 and the feedback is currently being analysed. A report will be made available on the findings and decisions by October 2017.
We proposed to establish a paid parking zone within the Albany town centre – bordered by the Albany Expressway, the Auckland-Waiwera Motorway and Oteha Valley Road (as indicated in blue on the map below).
The paid parking zone would:
- Have a rate of $1 per hour.
- Operate between
8amand 6pm, Monday to Friday.
- Include a 10-minute grace period for pick-up and drop-offs.
- Not have a time limit.
The paid parking zone would not apply to:
- Albany Park and Ride parking.
- Hooton Reserve parking.
- Existing loading zones and mobility parking spaces.
Any time-restricted parking spaces in the zone will be converted to paid parking with no time limit.
Correction: Some material has incorrectly advertised that the rates for the proposed paid parking zone would be $1 per hour for the first 2
Why the changes are needed
Our parking surveys indicate that on-street parking in the Albany town centre is close to capacity. Due to this, some drivers park poorly and often illegally.
Paid parking with no time limits manage parking demand in the area. This will encourage the efficient and productive use of on-street parking.