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Queenstown CBD parking changes

Queenstown CBD parking changes

Further planned changes to parking in the Queenstown CBD will come into effect on 31 March.

This is the final tranche of changes signalled by Queenstown Lakes District Council in 2017, initiated to support the introduction of the $2 bus and encourage people to jump on board the highly-subsidised service.

The following changes will begin on 31 March:

• Daily and weekly rates will no longer be available in Council-owned carparks (only hourly rates will be available)
• Longer term leases currently available at the Ballarat Street and Recreation Ground carparks will be removed to free up more general parking spaces.
• A four-hour maximum stay will apply at the Queenstown Gardens and One Mile carparks and parking on roadside verges in these areas will also be banned.

Mayor Jim Boult acknowledged that changes to parking aren’t always popular, but they need to be made.

“We’ve made it clear from the outset that in order to have a subsidised and affordable bus service in Queenstown, we needed to make some changes to parking in the CBD.”

“These changes work in two ways. They help subsidise the bus service, enabling a $2 flat fee anywhere in the Wakatipu Basin, and act as an incentive for people to avoid bringing their car into the CBD, thus freeing up parks and reducing congestion,” said Mayor Boult.

“We’ve seen a fantastic uptake on the bus service so far and hope to see this continue. The more people on the bus, the fewer cars on the road – it’s a no-brainer.”

A full schedule of the changes is available at www.qldc.govt.nz/cbd-parking-changes


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