Lim­its for car park

Central Leader - - FRONT PAGE - JAMES PASLEY

Walk­ers and park go­ers might oddly be cel­e­brat­ing a new time limit im­posed on an Auckland re­serve’s car park.

One­hunga Bay Re­serve car park has been plagued with work ve­hi­cles us­ing the recre­ational car spa­ces.

Since July 2016 Jan Richards, who walks her dog in the re­serve, has been try­ing to get park­ing re­stric­tions en­forced.

‘‘Trucks park there, there are utes too and you can’t get in,’’ Richards said.

‘‘It would be fine if the car park was full from park go­ers, but it’s not good enough that oth­ers were us­ing it while go­ing to work.’’

Un­til now the car park on Manukau Har­bour has had no en­forced park­ing re­stric­tions.

Since June Auckland Coun­cil and Auckland Trans­port (AT) re­ceived 13 com­plaints about the car park.

Of those com­plaints 10 were about the re­serve be­ing used for busi­ness park­ing, two were about park­ing en­force­ment and one was about non-park users park­ing there.

In De­cem­ber the Maun­gakiekie-Ta­maki Lo­cal Board al­lo­cated $10,000 for the in­stal­la­tion of new sig­nage and line mark­ing, as well as re­strict­ing park­ing for two hours Mon­day to Fri­day.

Park­ing will now be re­stricted to 120 min­utes from 6am to 6pm Mon­day to Fri­day.

Lo­cal busi­ness Site Safe, which holds con­struc­tion and work safety train­ing sem­i­nars, said it hadn’t re­ceived any spe­cific com­plaints.

Site Safe’s north­ern re­gional man­ager Chris Job­son said park­ing for all staff is pro­vided as well as an ex­tra 44 car parks for vis­i­tors.

‘‘Some­times they do park there but we are telling them they must not park in the [re­serve] car park.’’

Richards said that if the coun­cil en­forces the park­ing the is­sue will be re­solved.

The park­ing re­stric­tions are ex­pected to be en­forced from the end of Fe­bru­ary.

JAMES PASLEY/FAIR­FAX NZ

Since June Auckland Coun­cil and Auckland Trans­port have re­ceived 13 com­plaints about the One­hunga Bay car park.

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