Auckland's draft Parking Strategy Auckland's draft Parking Strategy

Public feedback on AT and Auckland Council's draft Parking Strategy closed on Sunday 15 May.

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About the draft Parking Strategy

The draft Parking Strategy provides the guiding principles and policies for the planning, supply, and management of on-street and AT-controlled off-street parking in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.

We need this new strategy because of significant changes to central and local government policies. It will also help us respond to and guide Auckland's growth. 

One of the strategy's key aims is to help deliver the strategic transport goals that AT and Auckland Council have agreed on for our transport system. To do this, the strategy outlines several parking management approaches, including:

  • A tiered approach to parking management. This means that how we manage parking will depend on the land use and transport characteristics of each location. View the interactive map of parking tiers to see the tier your area falls under.
  • Responding to increased demand for on-street parking as the city grows. In some areas, residents won't be able to rely on on-street parking to store their vehicles.
  • Repurposing kerbside space to improve safety and the movement of people, goods, and services on some of our busiest and most congested roads. These roads make up around 3% of Auckland’s road space.
  • Providing more diverse types of parking, such as spaces for taxis, motorcycle and bicycle parking, and loading zones.
  • Changes to how we manage Park and Rides.

Over the next 10 years, we'll work with communities in key locations (such as Tier 2 and 3 areas) to develop and implement parking management plans.

Parking in Auckland

Auckland Council controls all publicly owned off-street parking in Auckland. We manage some of this parking on their behalf. For example, Auckland Council could decide to build a new, publicly owned off-street parking building. Once the building was complete, they would hand it to us to manage.

AT controls and manages all publicly owned on-street parking in Auckland.

Privately owned parking is managed by private property owners, such as home owners, business owners, and companies that own private off-street parking buildings.

Parking Strategy documents

The draft Parking Strategy is the main document. Subject to public feedback, we will eventually adopt it and use it to guide our approach to parking management in Auckland.

Download the draft Parking Strategy. (20.2MB, 76 pages)

The summary of the draft Parking Strategy is a shorter read. It highlights the parts of the draft Parking Strategy that are likely to be of interest to most people.

Download the summary of the draft Parking Strategy. (19.5MB, 38 pages)

We've also developed some info-sheets to help you understand key concepts mentioned in the Strategy. However, they are not part of the Strategy itself or this round of public feedback.

Download the following info-sheets:

Once we complete the Strategy, we'll publish more information on these topics.

Information in other formats

Information in other languages

Download the summary of the draft Parking Strategy in Te Reo Māori (499kB, 43 pages)

Download the summary of the draft Parking Strategy in Chinese (Simplified) (12.8MB, 20 pages)

Download the summary of the draft Parking Strategy in Korean (12.7MB, 20 pages)

Download the summary of the draft Parking Strategy in Samoan (15.1MB, 20 pages)

Download the summary of the draft Parking Strategy in Tongan (15.1MB, 20 pages)

Providing feedback in another language

If you cannot translate the feedback form on your computer, please email your feedback to

Information in accessible formats

Watch the summary of the draft Parking Strategy in NZSL

Download the draft Parking Strategy in large text (PDF, 3.1MB)

Download the draft Parking Strategy in large text (DOCX, 10.3MB)

Download the draft Parking Strategy in e-text format (DOCX, 82.2kB)

Download the draft Parking Strategy in e-text format (TXT, 113kB)

Download the summary of the draft Parking Strategy in large text (PDF, 2.7MB)

Download the summary of the draft Parking Strategy in large text (DOCX, 9.2MB)

Download the summary of the draft Parking Strategy in e-text format (DOCX, 48.8kB)

Download the summary of the draft Parking Strategy in e-text format (TXT, 51.2kB)

Providing feedback if you have a disability

  • If you are visually impaired or have difficulty filling out the feedback form, you can contact our call centre on (09) 355 3553. They will take down your details and an AT staff member will call you back and fill out the feedback form on your behalf.
  • If you are deaf and want to provide feedback by NZSL, please contact NZ Relay and they will provide feedback on your behalf.

Live debate

We put together a panel of parking experts to discuss whether they think Auckland has the right approach to parking management. By drawing on the experiences of other cities, our panellists discussed the best and worst ways to manage parking in a city like Auckland.

The panellists were:

  • Angela Dalton: Councillor representing the Manurewa-Papakura Ward since 2019. 
  • Jenny Chetwynd: Executive General Manager, Planning and Investment at AT.
  • Steven Burgess: Director - Complete Streets
    Steven Burgess is a leading contributor to the planning, design, and development of liveable cities. He has 30 years’ experience as an engineer and urban strategist.
  • Tim Welch: University of Auckland
    Dr Tim Welch is a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University and specializes in transport, infrastructure, and urban modelling.​

Our timeline

  • Early to Mid 2021
    • Discovery of parking issues and opportunities
    • Policy analysis and ensuring strategic alignment
    • Workshop with Auckland Council's Planning Committee
  • July to August 2021
    • Workshops with local boards
    • Developed draft 'Principles' and 'Approach to parking management'
  • September to October 2021
    • Made changes in response to local boards and Planning Committee feedback
  • Early November 2021
    • Planning Committee endorsed draft 'Principles' and 'Approach to parking management'
  • November to December 2021
    • Discussion Document released to promote a conversation with Aucklanders around parking
    • Developed policies
  • January to March 2022
    • Use feedback to guide draft Parking Strategy
    • Got permission to seek public feedback on the draft Parking Strategy from the AT Board and Planning Committee
  • April to July 2022
    • Public feedback on draft Parking Strategy
    • Local boards provide comments in consideration of public feedback
  • August to December 2022 
    • AT to make appropriate changes based on feedback
  • March to June 2023
    • Council’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee provide input and guidance on the Final Parking Strategy
    • Final Parking Strategy submitted for endorsement to Auckland Council's Transport and Infrastructure Committee
    • Submit for approval to the AT Board
    • Publicly share a report that outlines the feedback received, our final decisions, and any changes to the Parking Strategy

Information from the public feedback period (April to May 2022)

Feedback on the draft Parking Strategy closed on Sunday 15 May 2022. 

How to get involved

Get involved in shaping the future of Auckland's Parking Strategy in 4 steps:

  1. Watch the three short explanatory videos on this page.
  2. Read the draft Parking Strategy or the Summary of the draft Parking Strategy.
  3. Talk to us if you have any questions.
  4. Have your say by filling out our feedback form.

Ask us questions


Each event started with a 10 to 15 minute presentation. We then moved into breakout rooms, where attendees could talk to our experts.

Tuesday, 26 April, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Wednesday, 27 April, 7:00pm to 8.30pm

Thursday, 28 April, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Friday, 29 April, 9.30am to 10.30am

Saturday, 30 April, 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Monday, 2 May, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tuesday, 3 May, 7:00pm to 8.30pm

Wednesday, 4 May, 9.30am to 10.30am

Thursday, 5 May, 7:00pm to 8.30pm

Sunday, 8 May, 1.30pm to 2.30pm


Two staff members were be based at these libraries for the day. People could drop-in and have a chat.

Wednesday, 27 April, 9:00am to 5:00pm (New Lynn War Memorial Library, 3 Memorial Drive)

Thursday, 28 April, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Albany Library, Kell Drive)

Monday, 2 May, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Glen Innes Library, 108 Line Road)

Tuesday, 3 May, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Central City Library, 44 to 46 Lorne Street)

Wednesday, 4 May, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Manukau Library, 3 Osterley Way)

Thursday, 5 May, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Te Manawa/Westgate Library/Community Hub, 11 Kohuhu Lane, Massey)

Friday, 6 May, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Ōrewa Library, 12 Moana Avenue, Orewa)

Monday, 9 May, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Botany Library, Sunset Terrace, East Tāmaki, Botany Town Centre)

Tuesday, 10 May, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Papakura/Sir Edmund Hillary Library, 209 Great South Rd, Papakura)

Further information

Discussion document

Towards the end of 2021, we released a discussion document called 'Parking in Auckland – Starting the conversation: how should Auckland manage its future parking needs.'

We considered your feedback on the discussion document when developing the draft Auckland Parking Strategy. To learn more, read the discussion document, or watch our explanatory video: 

2015 Auckland Parking Strategy

The 2015 Parking Strategy has been directing how we manage parking in Auckland. This document will be replaced when the draft Parking Strategy is adopted.

Download the May 2015 AT Parking Strategy. (PDF, 975kB)