Auckland Transport (AT) has introduced paid parking in Albany town centre to help manage high demand for parking within the area.
Project status: Complete
Project zone: North
Reasons for proposing the zone
We are shifting to a flexible demand-based approach to on-street parking within Auckland town centres. By removing time limits and introducing paid parking, demand can be managed through price. Customers should always be able to find available parking and will have flexibility on how long they can stay.
- No time limits, pay for what you need.
- A 10-minute grace period to allow for pick-ups and drop-offs.
- Simplified parking signage, with more information on our parking machines.
- Improved parking availability.
- Less congestion from vehicles circulating the area looking for a park.
Albany paid parking zone
After considering feedback from the public and key stakeholders, we have implemented the proposed paid parking zone following introduction of the New Network for the North Shore in September 2018.
The on-street pay by plate parking zone was introduced in February 2019.
The paid parking zone will operate 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).
There will be no time restrictions on how long people can park and this plan will not include the park and ride facility, the Westfield or Megamall parking, North Harbour Stadium parking, Hooton Reserve, or other private and staff parking in the area.
We will continue to monitor parking demand in the area and adjust the pricing accordingly.
The paid parking zone:
- has a rate of $1 per hour.
- operates between
8amand 6pm, Monday to Friday.
- include a 10-minute grace period for pick-up and drop-offs.
- has no time limit.
The paid parking zone does not apply to:
- Albany Park and Ride parking.
- Hooton Reserve parking.
- Existing loading zones and mobility parking spaces.
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 manages parking demand in the area. This will encourage the efficient and productive use of on-street parking as well as other modes of transport and carpooling.
These changes will future proof parking management in Albany. We will use our Demand Responsive Pricing Policy to ensure that parking is managed effectively and is able to respond to any future growth.
The consultation ran from 28 April to 28 May 2017, we received 1,258 submissions.