The Suburban Parking Policy was adopted by Council on 28 February 2019.


We are reviewing how we manage suburban parking, in particular on-street parking, to help prioritise public space to create safer and more people friendly streets. The Suburban Parking Policy provides a framework to manage and address parking-related issues in our suburban areas. Our suburban 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 often provide parking. This creates competing demands for public space.

This Policy outlines a Christchurch-wide strategy (excluding the CBD) on how to address these competing demands for public space in suburban streets and council car parks. It aims to provide more innovative and consistent solutions to parking issues that make suburban areas more pleasant and cohesive places to be. It also seeks to balance the needs of people travelling through suburban centres and those living, working and socialising in those areas. This will then shape how the Council manages parking issues in individual areas where parking issues are identified.

The Suburban Car Parking Policy 2019 [PDF, 3.3 MB]