Wellington CBD street parking switches to Pay by Plate next week (Wednesday 3 January)Posted by On

Central Wellington’s ageing parking meter system is
being updated with new technology, with the new meters
installed and going live next week.

There are 400 new
Pay by Plate machines in central Wellington, Kelburn and by
the Botanic Gardens ki Paekākā; 260 are card-only and 140
are cash and card machines. The new parking system will be
live from Wednesday 3 January.

Pay by Plate is a
paperless system that uses the vehicle plate number, rather
than a numbered car park, to record the parking time and

Parking prices will stay the same, from $3 –
$5 per hour on weekdays depending on the location, and $3
per hour on weekends.

So what do you need to know to
be ready for the switch?

Tips for smooth parking with
Pay by Plate:

· There are two types of new meter –
all meters accept PayWave and a third of them also take

· Coin/card meters are the black and yellow
rectangular meters that sit on the ground, the card-only
meters are on a pole.

· Take a note of your Parking
Area, which is on the side of the meter, eg W01. You can
ignore the old kerbside numbers – these will be removed in
the new year.

· Your active parking session can be
used in any parking space until it expires, so long as the
vehicle plate number and parking area are the same. If you
park in another parking area which has a different ‘W’
(Wellington) number, you’ll need…

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