Auckland Transport (AT) is looking at introducing paid parking with a residential parking zone for Grafton. This will manage car-parking for residents and visitors.
City fringe residential streets are often overcrowded with commuters parking all day, meaning there's no room left for residents and their visitors.
In Grafton, this problem is compounded by a number of older heritage houses that do not have off-street parking, meaning that some residents struggle to find a park.
About the Grafton proposal
The proposal covers on-street parking in a section of Grafton south of Auckland City Hospital.
It would replace existing restrictions with the exception of bus stops, loading zones, mobility and car share parking, 'no stopping at all times' restrictions and the clearway on Grafton Road.
The proposed charges are $1 per hour for the first two hours, and $2 per hour after this, from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
A residential parking zone would apply to some of the area. In the residential parking zone most residents would be able to apply for permits or coupons to exempt them from the on-street paid parking.
Permits cost $70 per year and one-day coupons are $5. Both are issued in order of priority to manage available parking.
More information on the proposal, including which properties would be eligible to apply for permits/coupons as well as an online feedback form, is available on the project webpage.
Public consultation closes at midnight on Sunday 30 July, and the analysis of the feedback and decisions made will be available by October 2017.
If the decision is made to proceed with the proposal, it will be implemented by early 2018.