Council is responsible for ensuring demand for carparking in urban communities is balanced by the supply of parking spaces.
Parking restrictions are used to encourage support of businesses and ensure specialised parking areas such as loading zones and mobility spaces operate properly.
There are parking restrictions in the business areas of Waihi Beach, Katikati and Te Puke. These are all set out in our Traffic and Parking Enforcement Bylaw 2008 (PDF, 222KB).
Like most areas around New Zealand there is a time limit on parking in these areas to encourage short stays and assist people find a park easily.
Council staff regularly monitor parking areas to ensure car owners stick to allocated time limits.
Mobility (disabled) parking spaces are available in Te Puke and Katikati.
These spaces, outlined in yellow and displaying the wheelchair symbol, are provided for people with mobility-related impairments.
Mobility parking spaces may only be used by holders of Current Operation Mobility Permits.
If a vehicle is parked in one of these spaces without a permit displayed, or the permit is invalid, an infringement notice will be issued.
Parking infringement notices
Council will issue you with an infringement notice if your vehicle (includes cars, trucks motorbikes etc) is illegally parked or does not meet the legal requirements to be on the road, as defined in the Transport Act and Traffic Regulations.
To make any infringement notice payments, go to payment of fines.