Transport

7.2 Parking

Ratonga tūnga waka

Parking in the CBD is important for shoppers, tourists, and those working and visiting the city

What we do

Parking

Our parking activities contribute towards us beingTop

People-centred – Through short-term parking they promote convenience for people choosing to travel by car to shop, visit or do business. Through long-term parking they provide convenience for people choosing to travel by car for work or extended business or leisure in the city.

Connected – They allow people choosing to travel by car to connect with people and places in the central city for businesses, work or leisure.

Dynamic central city – By encouraging people to travel into the central city, they enhance its vibrancy and promote retail and other business activity.

Key projectsTop

What it costsTop

Operating Expenditure ($000) Actual
2013
Budget
2013
Variance
2013
Actual
2012
7.2.1 Parking1        
Expenditure 10,702 12,034 1,332 10,679
Revenue (25,427) (27,664) (2,237) (25,629)
Net Expenditure (14,725) (15,630) (905) (14,950)
Capital Expenditure ($000) Actual
2013
Budget
2013
Variance
2013
Actual
2012
7.2.1 Parking        
Expenditure 2,357
Unspent portion of budget to be carried forward N/A   N/A
  1. Over budget due to reduced revenue from parking enforcement.

How we performedTop

To ensure people can access the central city and its amenities, we provide convenient on-street parking throughout the central city. We monitor this by measuring daily parking turnover rates and compliance with parking regulations.

To measure the standard of the provision of parking

On-street car park turnover rates – weekdays and weekends

On-street car park turn-over rates – weekdays and weekends.

Source: WCC Infrastructure

On-street car park average occupancy (%)

Result: Overall occupancy 75% (target: 75%; 2011/12: 65%; 2010/11: 76%)

Zone Weekday occupancy Weekend occupancy
Cable/Civic 64% 94%
Cuba/Tory/Courtenay 67% 81%
Lambton/Terrace/Aitken 81% 82%

Source: WCC Infrastructure

On-street car park compliance – time restrictions and payment

On-street car park compliance – time restrictions and payment.

Source: WCC Infrastructure

Residents’ satisfaction with the availability of on-street car parking

Residents’ satisfaction with the availability of on-street car parking.

Source: WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2013

There is no explanation other than a change in the methodology to why satisfaction with parking availability in the weekends has dropped substantially. The parking meter fleet has been updated with more payment options, and time restrictions are now enforced on Sundays resulting in increased turnover of parking spaces.

Residents’ perceptions (%) that parking enforcement is fair

Result: 33% of residents believe that parking enforcement is fair (target: this is a new measure so there is no target. Next year the target will be to increase on this year’s result).

Source: WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2013