Our parking policies help us to make parking decisions for our changing and growing city. They help us to make sure there's enough space for parking, busing, biking and walking in safe and people-friendly streets.

 Lichfield Street car parking building

Our city streets play an important role for both residents and the city as a whole. They provide space for people to move around the city, green space, places to meet and socialise, and they provide parking.

Our parking policies outline a Christchurch-wide strategy to address competing demands for space in our city streets and Council car parks.

The policies provide innovative and consistent solutions to parking issues that make our city a more pleasant place to be.

They also seek to balance the needs of people travelling through suburban centres or the central city, and those living, working and socialising in those areas.

The Central City Parking Policy sets out how we'll allocate parking and street space in the areas within the four avenues (Deans Avenue, Bealey Avenue, Fitzgerald Avenue and Moorhouse Avenue).

Christchurch City Council adopted the Central City Parking Policy in August 2021.

The Suburban Parking Policy sets out how we'll allocate parking and street space in the suburban areas of Christchurch and excludes the central city.

Christchurch City Council adopted the Suburban Parking Policy in February 2019.