Fees for metered and permitted parking in Oamaru will rise on the 1st of March as a result of a review on parking conducted late last year.
The times when people can park for free at metered parks will also change to the hours between 5.30pm and 9.00am Monday to Saturday, and all day Sunday.
Council’s Assets Group Manager, Neil Jorgensen, said the existing parking meters are reaching the end of their life and increases to parking fees are required to cover the cost of replacing them.
“The most cost-effective way to replace the meters is in stages as they become impractical to repair. This approach means we are able to increase the parking fees by a lesser amount than if we replaced all of the meters at the same time.”
Mr Jorgensen said parking fees in Oamaru have remained at the same level since 2002 and that from the 1st of March the fees will be:
· Metered parking - $1.00 per hour on-street and $0.80 per hour off-street, with all day parking $4.00.
· Permit parking fees - $120 for three months, $220 for six months and $400 for twelve months.