Here’s an update provided by Auckland Transport (AT) on the Northcote Point proposed parking scheme:
AT received 343 feedback submissions in total. After considering the feedback received, the following decisions were made for the three areas within Northcote Point:
In Area 1 (Wharf and Lower Queen Street), we have decided to implement the loading zone outside of The Wharf events venue immediately. If SkyPath goes ahead we will:
· implement the proposed P240 time restrictions and the pick-up/drop-off spaces for the opening day of SkyPath, or when construction begins if there is an impact on this area.
· implement 8-10 T2 (carpool) parking spaces for the opening day of SkyPath (following consultation with The Wharf events venue).
We will also investigate whether additional parallel parking could be provided on the eastern kerb of Queen Street, just south of the roundabout.
In Area 2 (Residential), we have decided that closer to the opening of SkyPath, we will re-consult on an amended proposal for the area with a reduced area of P60 time restrictions on approximately 20% of each street. The reduced area would cover all streets south of Duke Street. After SkyPath has been operational for three months, we will assess any impacts on parking. If significant parking pressures eventuate under the amended proposal, we will re-consult on the Residential Parking Zone option (under an expedited process), with a view to implement it as quickly as possible if supported.
It is important to note, SkyPath’s consent conditions will limit the number of people who can use SkyPath in the first few months to reduce the impact on the community. The proposed SkyPath consent conditions require a substantial level of monitoring of traffic movements and parking effects at each end of SkyPath, as well as consultation with various stakeholders and residents. This should ensure that if any issues are identified with traffic generation, these issues can be addressed with specific measures, implemented at the consent holders cost.
In Area 3 (Northcote Point shops), if SkyPath goes ahead and has been operational for three months, we will assess any impacts on parking then. If significant parking pressures eventuate after this period, we will re-consult on the proposed restrictions with a view to implement them as quickly as possible if supported. We will investigate opportunities for additional P180 time restrictions around the Bridgeway Theatre, and include this option in any future public consultation. We will also investigate opportunities for additional mobility parking regardless of whether SkyPath goes ahead.
If you would like detailed information about the feedback received, please read our public feedback and decisions report on the project webpage .