More short-term car parks for Waikanae
Changes to car parking in the Waikanae town centre next month will make it easier for people to park and access businesses and services located in the area.
From Monday 11 September a mix of 30, 120 and 240 minute and eight hour time restrictions will apply to car parks in the Waikanae town centre.
Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says the time allocations will help address overstay issues associated with commuter parking and a general lack of parking spaces in the Waikanae town centre.
“Commuter parking is available in the recently opened Greater Wellington Regional Council Park & Ride.”
The changes are being put in place in response to community feedback received through the Council’s Waikanae town centre transformation project and have been endorsed by the Waikanae Community Board.
Waikanae Community Board Chair Jocelyn Prvanov says the lack of parking spaces in the town centre has been an issue for some time.
“Making provision for more short-term car parks will make it easier for people who want to shop, eat or access services in the area to find a park.”
Signage will be in place and Council compliance officers will maintain a regular presence in the Waikanae town centre to help motorists comply with the new time allocations. Time restrictions will not apply on public holidays.
It will be an offence under the Kāpiti Coast District Council Traffic Bylaw for any person to exceed the time restrictions from 11 September 2017.