One-hour free parking in central Christchurch to end

One-hour free parking in central Christchurch is coming to an end.
The free parking in council owned parking buildings in the central city will end on January 31.
The offer was introduced on a trial basis when the Lichfield St Car Park opened in November 2017, and initially applied to Council owned off-street car parks.
It was extended to include the Lichfield St and Christchurch Art Gallery parking buildings.

Council transport operations manager Steffan Thomas said the offer was helpful in promoting the central city as a destination.
"It has helped people figure out that visiting the central city is easy and encouraged them to discover all the new shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and businesses in the area," he said.
"With other initiatives now under way to encourage people into the city centre, the Council has decided the one-hour free parking offer will not be extended beyond 31 January."