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Map of City Centre Paid Parking Zone showing zone 1 in blue, zones 2 and 4 in orange, and zones 3 and 5 in green.

Upcoming changes to parking

Effective 1 July 2024

  • Paid parking will be extended to Sunday and public holidays in the Green and Orange Zones.  
  • 8am to 6pm: $2.50 per hour for the first 2 hours and $4 per additional hour.  
  • Wynyard Quarter will be exempt from these changes until the Wynyard Crossing Bridge reopens. 

Effective 1 October 2024

  • Overnight paid parking will apply across the City Centre Parking Zone. 
  • Charges to be confirmed. 
  • Wynyard Quarter will be exempt from these changes until the Wynyard Crossing Bridge reopens. 

Why these changes are happening 

Every year, AT reviews parking across Auckland to identify areas where parking management can help keep our city moving.   

Extending paid-parking hours to operate at all times would support the growth of the city centre by creating “turnover” of parking spaces for wider use. This will make it easier for people visiting the city centre to find a place to park after 6pm and on Sundays and public holidays.  

AT is also facing increasing cost challenges in meeting Auckland’s transport needs. To maintain current levels of service, we must source new funding opportunities 

Where possible, we prefer a user-pays model, like paid parking, so we can keep general rates increases low. Extending paid-parking hours in the city centre will help address AT’s funding gap in the fairest way for all users at all times, day and night. 

Overnight parking changes 

Over the coming weeks, AT will have conversations with community and business representatives and elected officials to ensure that charges are fair and affordable while balancing turnover and commercial needs. 

Parking permits  

AT is not considering parking permits within the city centre.   

If permits were to be offered to residents and workers, parking spaces would remain occupied day and night, with little turnover.   

Residents who hold legacy parking permits remain unaffected by paid parking changes.   

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