After keeping parking fees low during the Covid-19 pandemic, Tauranga City Council is increasing fees for its off-street paid parking areas in the Tauranga CBD.
The changes, which will take effect from Monday, August 1 2022, are intended to help council cover the cost of providing car parking services in downtown Tauranga.
Tauranga City Council's Director of Transport, Brendan Bisley, says council has been keeping parking fees low following Covid-19 to support the recovery of the city centre.
“We’ve done our best to keep the cost of parking as low as we can but are at a point where we need to reflect the true cost of providing car parking and the supporting infrastructure.
“While we will continue to keep parking fees as low as we can, further increases are likely in future to fully cover costs.”
Free on-street parking for up to two hours remains in place in the CBD.
Off-street car parks
From August 1 2022, parking fees will increase from between $1 to $2 per day at the following off-street paid car parks:
TV3 rooftop car park
From August 8 2022, parking fees will increase in council owned car parking buildings on Elizabeth Street and Spring Street from between $0.50 to $1 per hour.
Both parking buildings will remain free on weekends from 6am Saturday – 6am Monday and free on public holidays.