WDC applying time restricted parking under Land Transport Bylaw
11 Dec 2015, 12:06 PM
Waitomo District Council will be implementing Schedule C of the Council’s Land Transport Bylaw (PDF 4.94 MB) which provides time restricted parking for certain car parks in the main business area of Te Kuiti.
Council's aim is to support local business by ensuring that accessible parking is available within Te Kuiti.
The provision of efficient parking is known to provide numerous benefits including increased turnover, improved user convenience, reduced traffic problems, and increased revenues.
"An enjoyable and relaxing shopping experience begins with convenient car parking. We want to make it simple and easy for customers.” says Customer Service Group Manager Helen Beever.
WDC have engaged with main street business owners directly about the detail of the time limited parking rules as per our Land Transport Bylaw.
"WDC are taking a staged approach by firstly notifying the business owners and the general public. Shortly, signs will then be installed and car parks will be marked for easy identification."
WDC aims to support thriving local business and assist in establishing a more successful business area. A greater focus on the obligation to observe the time limited parking rules is required.
The preferred outcome is that the public have easy access to good parking close to where they want to stop and shop. The intention is that good public awareness first (with communication and signage) will assist the intention of the Bylaw. Enforcement is always the last resort. As always we are seeking the cooperation of local business owners and the community.