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Auckland Transport is proposing to introduce paid parking on high demand streets around the business fringe areas in Grey Lynn, and Arch Hill.

Project status: Consultation - Feedback closed 24 August 2020.
Project zone: Central

Project overview

On-street parking around business fringe areas in Grey Lynn, and Arch Hill is in high demand, which means that people are often unable to find a park and become frustrated. Paid parking is an effective way to improve parking availability while still providing flexibility for people to park as long as they need. The proposal will benefit businesses and their visitors to the area, encouraging shorter stays and keeping more carparks available.

We have also had ongoing complaints from businesses, workers and visitors about the parking in these areas being taken up all day. The problem occurs mostly during peak work hours 8am – 6pm.

We are proposing flexible parking management solutions to improve parking availability and behaviour.


  • Manages parking demand and increases parking availability.
  • Enables parking to be shared between staff, residents, visitors and commuters.
  • Improves parking behaviour.
  • Encourages motorists to consider other transport options such as public transport, carpooling, cycling or walking.
  • Reduces congestion.


  • 5 August - consultation opens.
  • 24 August - consultation closes.

Project details

Our aim is to have an average of 85% of the parking spaces occupied at peak times (during the four busiest hours of the day), meaning around one in seven parking spaces will be available. This ensures the parking is well-used, but people can easily find a space. This is an internationally recognised approach to managing on-street parking.

Our surveys show that, on average, between 90% and 100% of the parking spaces on these streets are occupied at peak times between 8am to 6pm. This shows that there is high demand for these car parks and we need to change our parking management approach.

We propose introducing paid parking, with no time limits. Paid parking is an effective way to improve parking availability while still providing flexibility for people to park as long as they need. This encourages efficient and productive use of available on-street parking.

The proposal will benefit businesses and their visitors to the area, encouraging shorter stays and keeping more carparks available.


We propose converting all on-street parking to paid parking in these streets:

Burgoyne Street, Burns Street, Chapman Street, Crummer Road, Mackelvie Street, Monmouth Street, Murdoch Road, Nixon Street, Putiki Street, Scanlan Street, Waima Street, Williamson Avenue, Winchester Street.

Find out how paid parking works

Arch Hill Paid Parking Zone map.

Download the Arch Hill parking changes map (PDF 296KB).

Times, days and prices

The following parking spaces will not be converted to paid parking:

  • Mobility spaces
  • Proposed P2 - 8:15 to 9:15am, 2:30 to 3:30pm school days on Waima Street & Monmouth Street.

Monday to Saturday:

  • 8am to 6pm
  • $1 per hour for the first 2 hours
  • $4 per hour after the first 2 hours
  • 10-minute grace period (allows for pick-ups and drop-offs without needing to pay)
  • No time limit (allows flexibility for users to park as long as they want).

Winchester Street

Winchester Street has different pricing under this proposal due to more limited parking spaces available.

Monday to Friday

  • 8am to 6pm
  • $3 per hour for first 2 hours
  • $6 per hour after the first 2 hours


  • $1.50 per hour for the first 2 hours
  • $3 per hour after the first 2 hours
  • 10-minute grace period (allows for pick-ups and drop-offs without needing to pay)
  • No time limit (allows flexibility for users to park as long as they want)

Parking will be free and unrestricted outside of these proposed times and days.

Public engagement

We wanted your feedback to help us improve and refine the proposals. Local knowledge will give us a better understanding of the area, the community’s parking needs and any improvements that can be made to the plans.

Consultation outcome

We consulted from 5 to 24 August 2020 and received 324 responses.

Read the public feedback report (PDF 1.5MB)

After listening to all the feedback, we are proceeding with the parking proposal with the following changes:

  • The paid parking in Arch Hill will no longer be in effect on weekends, and only apply for Monday to Friday.
  • We will reduce the tariff after the first two hours to $2 per hour, so it will be $1 per hour for the first two hours, then $2 thereafter.
  • Winchester Street will remain $3 per hour for the first two hours, then $6 per hour thereafter. This will reduce to $1.50 per hour on Saturdays, then $3 per hour thereafter.

This aligns with our parking strategy which was consulted on in 2014 and sets out our approach to the management of car parking in Auckland.

Next steps

We anticipate the parking changes will be in place in early 2021. We will be in touch with local residents and business prior to the parking changes being in place.

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