Tauranga City Council to increase CBD off-street parking fees from Monday

Tauranga City Council will increase off-street parking rates in the CBD from August 1. Photo / George Novak

Off-street parking rates are increasing in Tauranga’s CBD from Monday.

After keeping parking fees low following the arrival of Covid-19, Tauranga City Council is increasing fees for its paid off-street parking zones in the city centre.

The changes, which will come into effect from August 1, aim to help the council cover the cost of providing parking services.

From August 8, parking rates will increase at council-owned car parks on Elizabeth St and Spring St from 50p per hour.

Both parking buildings will remain free between 6am Saturday and 6am Monday every weekend and bank holiday.

Tauranga City Council transport manager Brendan Bisley said the council had kept parking charges low in the wake of Covid-19 to support the recovery of the city centre.

“We have done our best to keep the cost of parking as low as possible, but we are at a point where we need to reflect the true cost of providing parking and the supporting infrastructure.

“While we will continue to keep parking charges as low as we can, it is likely that costs will increase completely in the future.”

Free street parking for up to two hours remains in the CBD.

You can find more information about parking fees and where to park in the city center on the Tauranga City Council website.

Parking fees will increase by $1 to $2 per day at these paid off-street parking lots:
• Immersion Cres
• Cliff Rd
• Waterfront Strand
• Parking on the roof of TV3
• Masonic

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