Thursday, 20 September 2018


Have your say on proposed changes to parking in Mercury Bay

Thames Coromandel District Council is calling for your input on how they will implement proposed timed parking at the Ferry Landing Wharf and part of The Esplanade, Whitianga.

The time restrictions proposed are 240 minutes for the Ferry Landing Wharf car park and 120 minutes for part of the Esplanade in Whitianga.

"The proposal has come from concerns that vehicles are occupying the parking areas for long periods of time, sometimes over many days, preventing residents and visitors from using the parks closest to the ferry service and tourists boats for shorter term parking," says Allan Tiplady, TCDC's District Manager North.

Feedback will commence from today, 1 May - Friday 1 June 2018.

You can download a feedback form online or you can fill out a hard copy at the TCDC Mercury Bay Area Office.

If you would like copies posted or emailed to you please contact TCDC by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07 868 0200.

Your feedback can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted or delivered to:

Attn: Donna Blick
Thames-Coromandel District Council
Mercury Bay Service Centre
10 Monk Street Whitianga, 3510



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