Wednesday 21 February 2018 2:09pm
The University's new car park on Albany Street is set to cost $2 per hour or $6 per day from about 9 March.
The equipment is ready to install so the free parking has come to an end in the University’s new Albany Street car park.
It closed today for barrier arms, pay machines and the associated services to be installed.
When the car park reopens about 9 March, the parks will cost $2 an hour or up to $6 a day.
The 152 parks were finished on the former Wickliffe Press warehouse site late last year and when the equipment was delayed arriving, the University decided to let people park for free, Property Services Division Director Barry MacKay says.
Now the equipment has arrived, and power and data connections have been confirmed, the payment system is being installed. It will be similar to the one at Dunedin Airport, where people:
- On entering, take a ticket and keep it with them when they leave the car park on foot
- Before returning to their vehicle, pay at the pay station
- Insert their paid ticket at the exit
The options for payment include cash, EFTPOS, credit card and debit card.
The car park provides staff, students and visitors with a flexible, convenient parking solution that recognises not everyone needs or wants a permanent park.