You may have noticed the road works around our Queenstown office and library located on Gorge Road. Don’t worry, both are still open so pop in and see our friendly team! For information on the road works underway, please visit our Major Projects page.

The Frankton and Wānaka Transfer Station facilities will close every Sunday, starting 27 November until 8 January 2023, due to staff shortages. Both facilities will be open 8.00am-5.00pm Monday to Saturday. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Parking Changes – Queenstown Town Centre

There are a number of parking changes set to be introduced in the Queenstown Town Centre, as street upgrade and arterial programme progresses.  These changes were approved by the Traffic and Parking Subcommittee in December 2021.

Temporary signage will be in place soon, warning drivers that changes are coming.  In the meantime, you can read more about what to expect below:

New shared zones Parking restrictions

New shared zones

Lower Beach Street, Rees Street and Lower Brecon/Duke Street will soon become shared zones. 

Shared zones optimise the operation of the town centre and feature a low speed environment that prioritises access for pedestrians and cyclists.  These areas will operate in a similar way to the existing shared zone on Marine Parade. 

We ask that all users take extra care in the shared zones as they get used to the change.  If in doubt, slow down and give way. 

There are a few key changes to be aware of for shared zones: 

  • General parking will be removed but you will be able to pick up and drop off passengers and goods at any time.

  • For goods delivery, the vehicle can remain parked only while actively engaged in loading or unloading. Waiting safety briefings, processing of passengers is not allowed. 

  • Taxi are subject to the same pick up / drop off restriction.

  • Mobility permit holders will be able to park for up to 60 minutes.

  • Cyclists and micromobility users (i.e. scooters, skateboards, segways etc) may travel in any direction within the shared zone but must follow usual directional travel when outside of these zones. These users must always give way to pedestrians.

  • Private motor vehicles can drive through the shared zones and must give way to pedestrians and other users. You can pick up and drop off passengers but no waiting or parking.

  • CCTV cameras will be operating in the area.


Changes to parking restrictions

There are a number of temporary and permanent parking changes coming into play in the town centre over the next couple of months.   A detailed map showing the exact locations of the restrictions within each street will be available here soon.  In the meantime, we have summarised the affected areas and the mix of new restrictions set to be introduced below.  

Project

Road

Restrictions

Street Upgrades

Brecon Street

A new bus stop

P5

P240

Small Passenger Service Vehicle (Taxi)

No Stopping At All Time 

 

Isle Street

No Stopping At All Time 

 

Man Street

P5

No Stopping At All Time 

 

Brecon / Duke Street

Shared Zone

No Stopping At All Time 

 

Rees St

Shared Zone

 

Beach St

Shared Zone

 

Church St

New mobility spaces

 

Earle St

No Stopping At All Time 

 

Park St

New bus stop

P240

New mobility spaces

Lakeview

Man St

Bus Stop

No Stopping At All Time 

 

Isle St (Extension)

Shared Zone

Loading Zone

No Stopping At All Time 

 

Hay St

No Stopping At All Time 

Arterial Stage 1

Melbourne St

P10 (Pick up and drop off 8.30 – 9.30am, 2.30 – 3.30pm School Days)

P120 (At all other times)

 

Henry St

New loading zone

 

Beetham St

No Stopping At All Time 

 

Ballarat St

No Stopping At All Time 

 

Malaghan St

No Stopping At All Time 

Displacements

Brisbane St

P15

New mobility spaces

 

Rees St

Loading Zone

New mobility spaces

 

Gorge Rd

Car Pool (7.00am – 7.00pm, Monday to Friday)

 

Hallenstein St

P10 (Pick up and drop off 8.30 – 9.30am, 2.30 – 3.30pm School Days)

P120 (At all other times)

 

Please keep in mind the following:

  • We ask that drivers stay alert to new signage and broken yellow lines.  There are some areas that are intended to be pay and display parking.

  • All parking changes will be clearly marked with either signage or broken yellow lines – please keep your eyes peeled and always double check the signage while you get used to the change.

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