Wellington City Council is updating the city’s parking meter system with new Pay by Plate meters.
Pay by Plate is a paperless system that uses your vehicle licence plate number, rather than a numbered car park, to record your parking time and payment.
The new meter system is part of the Council’s city planning and transformation work.
“The city’s existing parking meters and sensors are near their end of life. It’s time to update with new technology, that’s easy to use, that enables us to manage parking fairly and efficiently, and that can adapt to future changes to our city streets,” said Council’s Chief Operating Officer, James Roberts.
“We want to ensure fair access to the parking spaces available, while supporting active and public modes of transport, that’s essential to keep our growing city moving.
“We’re pleased the new meters also offer the choice of English or te reo Māori instructions. We’re supporting the Council’s commitment for Pōneke to become a bilingual city.”
The new Pay by Plate meters will start being installed across the city centre from late September. The meters will be switched on and ‘live’ from early January 2024.