Christchurch City Council Draft Car Parking Policy

Property Council New Zealand supports the Christchurch City Council’s Draft Central City Car Parking Policy with the following recommendations:

  • A focus on enforcement and need should guide decisions in policies one and two;
  • An amendment to Policy 4 to remove some restrictions in relation to high demand parking areas;
  • Council considering ownership of its parking assets and divesting them;
  • Balancing sustainable alternatives alongside individual needs and demands of commercial and industrial workspaces in the CBD;
  • Closing temporary off-street surface parking where they are within a 200m radius of a parking building.