Parking framework

Our transport team is currently developing a citywide strategic parking framework to guide future decision making on Council-controlled parking spaces for on-street and off-street parking.

The framework will set out our aspirations and objectives for parking across the city, define priorities of use in different parts of the city, guide our strategies for managing supply and demand and outline our approach to setting parking fees.

A wide city street with heritage buildings, lots of parked cars, and cherry trees in full blossom.

There are many uses for parking across Palmerston North, so the parking framework will look at:

  • On-street carparks
  • Off-street carparks (council owned)
  • Loading zones
  • Taxis/Ride-share
  • Parklets

Our parking framework will also evaluate our transport needs for the future, considering issues such as:

  • Reducing carbon emissions
  • Population growth
  • Government transport policies
  • Managing parking spaces as a limited public resource
  • Integrating parking with the wider transport system, including public transport and active modes
  • The needs of individuals, businesses and wider community

We'll be consulting on a draft parking framework later in 2022. To find out more, contact our Senior Transport Planner, Vinuka Nanayakkara. Email: