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