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Last reviewed: Thu, 23 Oct 2014

Car parking

Council parking updates

Addington carpark - Bernard Street closed for roadworks until 1 December 2014. Please use Clarence Street South

Park and ride at Christchurch Hospital from 28 October

Parking has always been a challenge at Christchurch Hospital.

During the construction of the Acute Services Building, parking will be more challenging. On site parking will be only for mobility parking and for life-threatening emergencies.

150 public pay-and-display parking spaces will be lost from the site from Tuesday October 28.

CDHB is putting in the following initiatives to help patients:

  • New, two-way traffic flows across the front of the site. 
  • The Riverside entrance is now closed, with everyone asked to use the main front entrance to Christchurch Hospital. 
  • A new drop-off zone outside the main entrance. 
  • More mobility parking on site than at present. 
  • Park and ride shuttle bus facilities from a nearby public pay-and-display car park. The shuttle ride itself will be free. 
  • Increased assistance for the public available in the main entrance to Christchurch Hospital, including more orderlies on duty and 50 extra volunteers who have been recruited to help support people being dropped off, and help guide them through the hospital.

Eventually a new car park (c 200 cars) will be built at the front of the site, where the Hagley Outpatients building is.

For more information go to Hospital Grounds Carpark, or visit or Ph: 3640 640

Car parking information and FAQs

The Council offers a range of short and long-term parking options for the central city. View our parking FAQs for more information.

Parking Restrictions in the Addington area from 17 February 2014

Parking Restrictions (P120 - weekdays between 11am-3pm) have been introduced from Monday 17 February 2014 in some Addington streets (See Map for details).

This is designed to help reduce congestion, increase safety and help residents in these streets find parking near their homes.

Alternative parking is available at the Addington car park next to the Court Theatre (Entry off Bernard St or Clarence St South). This is a Pay & Display car park, Rates: $2.00 per hour or $4.00 all day.

See location of new CCC car park in Addington.

Council Parking Facilities currently open for public use

  • Armagh St car park.  69 Armagh St. 38 spaces. Rates: $2 per hour or $6 All Day. Metered parking only. Monthly parking available.
  • Brewery car park. Area bounded by St Asaph Street, Antigua Street and Balfour Terrace. 450 spaces. Rates: $2.00 per hour or $5.00 All Day (6am-6pm). Night & Weekends: $2.00 per hour.  Metered parking only.
  • Addington car park on 36 Clarence St South, next to Court Theatre (Entry off Bernard St or Clarence St South). 265 Spaces. Rates: $2.00 per hour or $4.00 All Day. Metered parking only.
  • Worcester St car park on 105 Worcester St. 40 Spaces. Rates: $2.00 per hour or $5.00 All Day (6am-6pm). Night & Weekends:  $2.00 per hour. Metered parking only.
  • Rolleston Ave car park. 30 spaces. Rates: $3.10 per hour. Monthly parking available.
  • Re:START car park on Lichfield Street (opposite the entrance to Ballantynes). 174 spaces. Rates: 50c per half hour.
  • Christchurch Hospital Grounds car park.  Rates: $1.60 per hour. For one hour free.
  • Aldersgate car park. 70 spaces.  309 Durham St, across the road from the District Court.  Rates: $2.00 per hour or $8.00 All Day. Metered parking only. Monthly parking available.
  • St Asaph car park.  293 St Asaph St, across the road from CPIT. 63 spaces.  Rates: $1.00 per hour or $4.00 for 12 hours. Metered parking only. Monthly parking available.
  • Chester St West car park. 55 Chester St west (Cnr Chester St West and Durham Street). 40 spaces. Rates: $2.00 per hour or $8.00 All Day. Metered parking only.
  • Victoria St carpark. 56-60 Victoria St (Next to The Bog). 25 spaces. Rates: $2 per hour or $5 All Day. $3 from 6pm - 6am (7 days). Metered parking only.

Central City all-day parking

The Christchurch City Council is offering All-Day metered parking in the Central City to encourage visitors to stay longer and to support the regeneration of the area. 

Signage is available in locations where all-day parking is available. Please check the price before purchasing as the prices may vary.

The all-day parks will be available at existing designated ‘pay and display’ on-street parking spaces. You pay for your parking utilising the ‘pay and display’ meters as usual. There is no change to how you pay only how much you pay (payment by text may not be available due to technical issues).

More information and FAQs about Central City all-day parking.

Metered parking in the central city area

All metered parking within the central city area resumes as the cordon reduces. This is constantly being updated. Enforcement of meters has re-commenced.

Current Maps of Parking in the Central City

Please click on links below to view maps of the various types of parking available in central city.

*All Christchurch City Council car parks, shown on the map by a parking icon, have mobility parks.

Further information on metered parking go to: Parking frequently asked questions



Authorising Unit: Transport and Greenspace

Last reviewed: Thursday, 23 October 2014

Next review: Sunday, 23 November 2014

Keywords: parking

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