Wellington City councillors are sticking to the script as they throw their weight behind a proposal which would see the yearly cost of residents’ parking hiked by more than 50 per cent.
At present, a yearly permit costs $126.50 but, if the proposal is approved, it will jump to $195. Monthly permits would increase from $10 to $17 – a 70 per cent rise.
Houses that use on street parking instead of off street parking tend to be cheaper. But it costs money to provide off street parking. I have no problem with this proposed increase, as it is basically user pays.
$200 for a year of on street parking is pretty damn good value. In the CBD you can pay $40 for a day’s parking.