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Draft Parking Strategy – Motueka and Richmond

Submissions Closed: Friday 23 February

Tasman District Council has developed a draft parking strategy for the Motueka and Richmond town centres. We welcome your feedback on how you think we should manage town centre parking for the next decade or so.

Public Meetings

  • Monday 19 February, 7.00 pm. Richmond Library – Constance Barnicoat Room
  • Tuesday 20 February, 6.30 pm  - meeting cancelled due to weather
  • Thursday 22 February 9.00 am - 11.00 am
    Tasman District Council Service Centre Meeting Room, Hickmott Place, Motueka.


The proposed Richmond and Motueka Town Centre Parking Strategy is guided by four objectives:

  • Balancing demands – Parking options meet the reasonable demands of residents, customers, visitors and workers in the Motueka and Richmond town centres.
  • Best value – Make the most efficient and effective use of parking resources, getting the best value from land available for parking over time.
  • Holistic – Maximise efficiency of the whole transport system.
  • Prudent – Low-risk, least-regret approach to investment that is agile enough to respond to opportunities and challenges that might arise.

How will we meet the objectives?

Our proposed plan to meet these objectives includes a range of options for the short, medium and long-term.

The short-term plan includes measures such as introducing seasonal time restrictions, changing the layout of existing public carparks for maximum efficiency, improving enforcement, prioritising parking for people who car pool, improving walking and cycling networks and investing in public transport – amongst other things.

View the Draft Strategy

The draft Parking Strategy for Motueka and Richmond is available to view at Council’s:

  • Richmond Office, 189 Queen Street, Richmond
  • Motueka Office, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka
  • Takaka Office, 14 Junction Street, Takaka
  • Murchison Office, 92 Fairfax Street, Murchison.

And libraries:

  • District Library, Queen Street, Richmond
  • Motueka Library, Pah Street, Motueka
  • Takaka Memorial Library, Junction Street, Takaka.

Have Your Say

Submissions to the draft Parking Strategy must be received by 4.30 pm on Friday 23 February 2018.

Please post to:

Submissions to Draft Parking Strategy, Tasman District Council, Private Bag 4, Richmond 7050

Or deliver to your local Tasman District Council office; or email to

About Submissions

Please note: all submissions, including names and contact details, will be made available to Councillors and the public at Council offices and libraries, and a summary of submissions may also be made publicly available and posted on the Council’s website.

Personal information will also be used for administration relating to the subject matter of the submissions, including notifying submitters of hearings and decisions.  All information will be held by the Tasman District Council with submitters having the right to access and correct personal information.


There will be an opportunity for submissions to be heard in person. Please indicate if you wish to present your submission to the Engineering Services Committee.