Our Central City Parking Policy will guide how we make decisions on how we provide, regulate and charge for parking in the future.

Cars parked in the central city

Over the last year Council staff have been talking to Central City resident and business groups to hear their issues and learn what they would like the new Central City Parking Policy to achieve. This feedback has helped us put together a draft policy for public consultation.

A report requesting approval to consult on the draft policy was approved by the Council’s Urban Development and Transport Committee on Wednesday 9 December 2020. You can read the draft policy and the meeting agenda, including the staff report and any additional information, online at www.christchurch.infocouncil.biz(external link).

If the draft policy is approved to go out for consultation the next steps are:

  1. A public consultation period beginning towards the end of January 2021.
  2. An opportunity for you to meet with Council staff and ask questions during the consultation period.
  3. Staff analyse all submissions once the consultation period has closed.
  4. A staff-prepared report including recommendations is presented to a Hearings Panel for consideration.
  5. The Hearings Panel consider feedback presented in person.
  6. The policy is finalised.
  7. The Hearings Panel report to Council for a decision to approve the final policy.

Questions and answers and a summary of the draft policy. [PDF, 734 KB]

Summary of feedback from discussions with central city resident and business groups. [PDF, 713 KB]

Urban Development and Transport Committee Chair Mike Davidson introduced some of the questions the draft Policy considers on Newsline.(external link)

If you would like more information please email engagement@ccc.govt.nz.