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  •   Home > News > Local Politics

    The decision to start charging Wellingtonians to park on the weekends is being hailed a success

    The decision to start charging Wellingtonians to park on the weekends is being hailed a success


    In the 10 weeks since the charges were introduced, Wellington City Council has collected more than 600-thousand dollars in revenue.

    At the same time, weekend retail spending figures have held steady and carpark turnover has improved.

    Transport portfolio lead Chris Calvi-Freeman says the fees have achieved everything they hoped for.

    He says the 600-thousand dollars isn't a revenue grab but money that would otherwise be hiked onto rates.

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