Our suburban streets play an important role for both residents and the city as a whole. They provide space for people to move around the city, green space, places to meet and socialise, and they often provide parking.

This creates competing demands for space, which must be balanced to ensure the right outcomes for our communities.

The Christchurch Suburban Parking Policy [PDF, 3.3 MB] sets out our approach to the management of parking in our suburban areas by providing a framework to guide future decision making.

The policy covers parking outside the central city bounded by the four avenues.

While no parking changes are proposed by this policy, it affects future proposals. Specific parking changes will still be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The development of the policy was informed by community feedback in 2016 and through public consultation in 2018.