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Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Car parking in the city centre will be free before10.30am every weekday for the month of August as part of free a parking trial by Council.
Friday 31 July

Free before morning tea

Car parking in the city centre will be free before10.30am every weekday for the month of August as part of free a parking trial by Council.

Councillors voted at the Future Tairawhiti meeting on 16 July to trial a free parking initiative to see if it would attract more shoppers into town.

“The trial is intended to help attract customers to the CBD in the quieter month of August. It runs alongside the Heart of Gisborne ‘win a car’ competition in the same month,” says enforcement manager Jim Single.

A survey will be completed to assess any increase of shoppers.

“We are in the process of surveying parking numbers right now to use as a base line for comparison next month.

“The trial isn’t intended to be a solution but will help inform a full parking policy that will be developed next year.”

“This will involve a full analysis of parking fees, numbers of required parks and time restricted parking.”

All other time limits and rules apply during the free parking period from 8.30am – 10.30am, Monday’s to Friday’s.

ENDS

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