LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
inconvenient. We do respect that shoppers may take the opportunity to park in the Westfield St Lukes car park and cross shop at the other shopping facilities which could include the Mega Centre. Provided the shopper is a bona-fide shopper of the Westfield St Lukes centre and does not exceed the allocated free time period, no breach notice will be issued.
We do appreciate that people can spend a day shopping that extends beyond the four hours or can overlook the time they have spent at the centre.
Anyone who has been shopping at the centre and simply overlooked the amount of time they have stayed at the centre and received a breach notice should approach our customer services desk or make contact directly to Parking Enforcement Services. We are happy to arrange to have their breach notice appealed and then waived with verification of their shopping visit.
Shoppers should also be aware of the free allocated time periods which are 90 minutes or up to four hours for the intended use of shoppers. Car park monitoring is implemented to discourage the misuse of the car park by those who are not actually visiting the centre. This is common practice for shopping facilities and centres in New Zealand.
Any form of monitoring car parking at Westfield St Lukes is not intended to penalise a bonafide shopper.