Changes to car parking

We are making significant parking changes along this busy commuter route to encourage more people to go by bike or bus and help reduce carbon emissions.

Parking is retained outside the Urgent Pharmacy on Adelaide Road. There will be more short-term time-restricted parking on several side streets off Adelaide Road and on Hall Street off Riddiford to provide some alternative options. Mobility parking is unaffected.

As part of our approach to these interim street changes, some parking may still need to be adjusted. We’re working closely with businesses in particular spots.

A survey of parking demand on the side streets was done for this project however the recommended approach for how this could be managed relies on longer-term changes being made to parking regulations under the Council’s Parking Policy. A plan is being developed for how parking in the wider Newtown area is managed in the future.

Riddiford Street (Mein Street to John Street)
  • All parking removed on both sides (36 P60 spaces, 3 P10 spaces, 1 loading zone/P10 space, 5 P15/P30 spaces)
  • Riddiford Street loading zone (near John Street intersection) relocated to inside the hospital driveway entrance, 50m on the left
  • In addition, a 7pm-7am loading zone and P10 retained on Riddiford Street in the existing loading zone location 
  • Taxi stand on the street outside the hospital removed – there is a taxi stand within the hospital drop-off zone

Hall Street
  • 2 P5 parking spaces changed to P10
  • 15 unrestricted spaces changed to P120
  • 6 P60 spaces changed to P120
  • 5 P60 spaces changed to P10
Adelaide Road (Hospital Road to Basin Reserve)
  • All parking removed on both sides except for outside the Urgent Pharmacy (37 coupon parking spaces, 11 P60 spaces, 4 P30 spaces, 2 loading zones/P30 spaces, 4 unrestricted spaces)
Douglas Street
  • 4 coupon parking spaces changed to P120
King Street
  • 3 P90 spaces changed to coupon parking
Drummond Street
  • 2 coupon parking spaces changed to car share parking
Broomhedge Street
  • 4 unrestricted spaces changed to P120


Cambridge Terrace (Basin Reserve to Courtenay Place)
City side
  • Weekday commuter parking out of action between 7am and 7pm, Monday–Friday (bus lanes operating more of the time)
  • 2 P30 spaces changed to metered parking between Fifeshire Avenue and Vivian Street
  • 2 P60 spaces changed to metered parking between Barker Street and the Basin Reserve
  • 8 P60 spaces changed to loading zones between Barker Street and Fifeshire Avenue
  • Loading zone near Courtenay Place changed to bus layover parking between 7am and 7pm, Monday–Friday
Central median side
  • All parking removed (44 metered parking spaces)
  • Taxi stand relocated to Courtenay Place slip lane (already installed)


Kent Terrace (Courtenay Place to Basin Reserve)
Mt Victoria side
  • Weekday commuter parking out of action between 7am and 7pm, Monday–Friday (bus lanes operating more of the time)
  • Parking outside of these hours is unchanged
Central median side
  • No changes to parking


Lower Kent Terrace (Majoribanks Street to Oriental Parade)
Mt Victoria side
  • 8 metered parking spaces removed
  • 4 residents only parking spaces in the slip lane outside 48 Oriental Parade relocated slightly to replace the metered parking spaces at the entrance to the slip lane
  • Loading zone relocated to the Welsh Dragon side
Welsh Dragon side
  • 2 metered parking spaces replaced with a loading zone
Roxburgh Street (Majoribanks end)
  • 6 P60 spaces and 3 coupon parking spaces changed to metered parking

Where else you can park

For people who do need to drive, there is still lots of parking in the Newtown area. We are supporting people to get around in different ways and parking changes like these are part of preparing the city for the future.

In the side streets, coupon parking is still available and some of the time-restricted parking will change to short-stay parking. For people visiting Wellington Hospital, there is public parking within the hospital grounds. Wellington Hospital has made about 30 carparks available for public use ahead of the opening of Te Wao Nui (Children's Hospital), including for customers of the businesses on Riddiford Street adjacent to the John Street intersection.

On Adelaide Road:
  • Countdown's carpark
  • Parkmate parking – 28 Adelaide Road
Near Riddiford Street:
  • Wilson Parking – 7 Hall Street