Inner city resident's parking problem addressed
People who live in the central business district can now apply for a parking permit. With the permit residents can park their vehicle in 60 or 120 minute time restricted parks at any time of the day or night.
The permit does not cover parking in pay and display parks, metered areas or any 5, 10 and 30 minute time restricted parking areas. It applies to the area bounded by the Taruheru River, Turanganui River, Carnarvon Street and the Waikanae Stream.
Residents can apply for an annual permit for one vehicle. The permit will be issued against the registration number of that vehicle and must be displayed at all times.
Parking team leader Paul Stuart said this initiative is the result of a request from some inner city residents. "Where inner city residents can park has been a growing problem. We want to ensure there are adequate parking spaces for city businesses and their customers. Resident's permits are common in other cities. The scheme, which was developed in consultation with Heart of Gisborne, will mean that residents have options of where they can park without fear of getting a ticket. It also directs them away from the prime parking spaces favoured by retail customers".