Proposal status: Feedback closed 10 February 2021
Reference number: RTV-343
In January/February 2021, we proposed changes to to improve parking turnover and short-term parking availability in Hetana Street and Puriri Street, New Lynn. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be implemented by July 2021.
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.
- Request for the parking restrictions to be changed to P30 instead.
The P60 and P120 restriction on Hetana and Puriri Street are proposed to provide a good mix of restrictions in the area and provide different options to road users. We are of the opinion that P30 will be too short for the area and will also be hard to enforce, defeating the purpose of the restriction.
- Query if a car park will be built for people working in the area as they will have nowhere else to park. Concern that there is not enough parking available already and restrictions will worsen demand.
There are no plans to develop a new carpark in New Lynn at this stage. We would also like to clarify that no parking spaces are lost as part of this proposal.
- Concerns that removal of unrestricted parking will deter people from using public transport.
Whilst we understand that parking on these streets will be P120, we have left unrestricted parking on one side of Delta Avenue and the other side street that is nearby, which can be used for those who wish to stay longer in the area. We believe that there will be a good mix of parking restrictions once the proposed P120 goes in
- Concerns around where staff will park as this is an industrial area and not the type of businesses that are “the quick pop in type”.
We appreciate this concern and there are unrestricted spaces that will be retained nearby for this purpose.
- Concern about a local business using the road to park un-registered and un-warranted vehicles.
We will pass these comments to our enforcement team.
- Observation that people park on Veronica Street longer than the restrictions that are already in place there and it takes parking officers too long to enforce them.
We will monitor the area for any illegal parking behaviour once the restrictions area in place. We recommend reporting any infringements to our parking enforcement call centre, which operates 24 hours, 7 days a week: 09 355 3553.
We're proposing improvements in your area
Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. A review of the New Lynn town centre has shown that parking is not being used to its full potential so we are proposing some improvements and would like your feedback.
The changes we are proposing:
- Install P60 (one-hour) parking time restrictions on Hetana Street, by 12 and 14 Clark Street.
- Install P120 (two-hour) parking time restrictions outside 1 to 13 Puriri Street.
Both sets of restrictions will be in place from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. A total of 16 on-street parking spaces will be affected.
P60 and P120 parking restrictions help improve parking turnover and short-term availability of parking for nearby businesses and visitors to the area.
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.
New Lynn: 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 Hetana Street and Puriri Street 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).