Parking in Waipā is free.
We have a range of time-restricted and unrestricted parking options in place around the central business areas where parking is in high demand. These restrictions are in place from 8 am - 6 pm Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays and Sundays.
Where to park
Parking in Waipā is free.
We have a range of time-restricted and unrestricted parking options in place around the central business areas where parking is in high demand.
Waipa DC Public Parking Map Cambridge.pdf
Waipa DC Public Parking Map Te Awamutu.pdf
Parking is also available in other townships across the district, including on-street parking in Ohaupo, Pirongia and Kihikihi.
Heavy Vehicle Parking:
Refer to Waipa Public Places Bylaw 2018, section 27.1: Heavy vehicles shouldn't park in a residential zone for more than one hour. Please use the maps online to find out where you can park your heavy vehicle safely. The residential zones show in Waipa District Plan map
Recommended heavy vehicle overnight parking locations:
- Carters Flat industrial area, Cambridge
- Benson Road, Te Awamutu
Waipā also has mobility parking for cars displaying a current New Zealand Disabled Persons Mobility card.
New Zealand Disabled Persons Mobility cardholders are permitted to:
- Park in a time-restricted place for twice the time allowed
- Park in a mobility parking space that is marked on the pavement or using a sign with an operation mobility symbol (Sign RP10):
- Only vehicles in which a disabled person is a passenger or the driver shall be permitted to park in a mobility parking space;
- Vehicles must display at all times, in a prominent position, an approved mobility card issued by CCS, or any other similar notice that has been approved by the Council.
How to apply for a mobility card
CCS Disability Action:
You can apply for a Mobility Parking Permit at Here
Total Mobility Scheme
Total Mobility is a door to door national transport scheme involving disability support agencies, taxi companies, and local government. The scheme is designed to increase the mobility of people with disabilities, to allow equitable access to the community.
The scheme provides financial assistance, giving registered users a 50 percent discount on taxi fares. The total discount can be up to $12.50 for Waipā residents.
The user pays the other half of the fare to the taxi driver. People who use the scheme must carry a valid Total Mobility photo ID card to get the discounted fare.
To find out more information visit BUSIT
How to pay a parking ticket - PAY IT page
Exceeding the time limit
If parked in a time-restricted area you must vacate the car park by the allotted time, failure to do so may result in an infringement notice.
Overstaying infringements are subject to incremental fines as follows:
- 30 minutes or less is $12.
- More than 30 minutes but less than an hour is $15.
- More than an hour but less than two hours is $21
- More than two hours but less than four hours is $30
- More than four hours but less than six hours is $42
- More than six hours is $57
Time limit signs are installed at the edge of each parking area with a time and an arrow pointing in the direction of the restricted parking spaces.
Repeater signs will be placed not more than 200m apart.
Parking across driveways
The minimum distance you are allowed to park from a vehicle entrance is one metre.
Residents may report to Council a vehicle parked across their driveway or within the one-metre limit. In this situation, a parking warden will attend to decide if a $40 infringement notice should be issued.
Parking across footpaths
Blocking a footpath, parking on a footpath or cycle track is not allowed and may result in an infringement notice and fine of $40.
*Waipa District Council has no
jurisdiction over private car park areas on private property in CBD areas.