This page contains information about the provision, management and monitoring of parking in Whangarei.
15/05/2013 12:00 p.m.
We are responsible for balancing the demand for car parking with the supply of parking spaces.
In Whangarei itself, there is a range of parking facilities designed to ensure the best use of road space, safe traffic flows and to encourage patronage of local businesses.
Parking restrictions are used in areas where a fair turnover of on-street parking is needed and for specific purposes such as loading zones and mobility parking.
For further information, follow the link below.
70+ parking fee exemption
The exemption card entitles Whangarei residents aged 70 years and over to park your vehicle free of charge at any Council car park in Whangarei for the maximum time indicated on the meter or car park.
Follow the link below to print a copy of the application form which you can complete and send to us.
70-plus Parking Fee Exemption Application [83kb]
A Mobility Parking Permit is a card issued by New Zealand CCS Disability Action which entitles the holder to parking concessions. It must be displayed in the vehicle being driven or operated by a disabled person.
For further information about Mobility Parking, follow the link below.
Mobility Parking website. (Opens in a new window).
Mobility Parking Permit
There are designated parking spaces available throughout Whangarei for use by those with a Mobility Parking Permit.
We issue a Disability Working Parking Permit on request, to people holding a Mobility Parking Permit and who work in Whangarei.
For details and an application form, follow the link below.
Please call us to report a vehicle which you think has been abandoned. To enable a quick response please have as much information as possible. An indication of the information required is:
- an accurate description of the location
- make, model and colour of the vehicle
- registration plate number
- if there is a current Warrant of Fitness and a registration sticker on the screen.
If there are registration plates or a registration sticker on the vehicle and it is positioned in a safe location, there may be a time delay in getting it removed as the legal owner will need to be contacted before it is removed.
If the vehicle is dangerously positioned or has no registration plates or registration sticker in the window or is a burnt out wreck, it may be able to be removed more quickly.
Parking Management Strategy
Our Parking Management Strategy has been developed to deal with the increasing demand for car parking, and as part of the overall plan for the revitalisation of the Central Business District and Town Basin.
To view the full version of the strategy, follow the link below.
Parking Management Strategy 2011 [1.3mb]
We have contracted Environmental Northland Ltd to provide parking enforcement and to respond to complaints about parking.
Environmental Northland Ltd
PO Box 706
Phone: +64 9 438 7513
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