Water taxi subsidies and marina parking
The Recovery Team has been working with Port Marlborough to confirm parking solutions for impacted Sounds residents with the upcoming busy summer season here and are pleased to report there is now an option available in the mid-term.
Port Marlborough has assisted Kenepuru Sound residents to 16 October with free parking. However, the marinas are getting busier, and Port Marlborough also needs to accommodate the needs of its permanent and ongoing marina customers.
Marlborough Sounds Marinas will continue to assist permanent Sounds residents with parking for the next 12 months. The parking concession, the cost of which will be fully subsidised by Council, will be available until September 2023.
It will entitle permanent Sounds residents to park as follows:
Off Peak - May to September: in the main marina in ‘pay by plate’ parks.
Peak - October to April, residents’ cars will need to be relocated to the gravel area in the vicinity of Compound B in Havelock or by Memorial Park in Picton.
A maximum of 50 concessions will be issued on ‘first in, first served’ basis in Havelock and 10 will be available in Picton. Terms and conditions apply.
Sounds residents who wish to have their car parked in a more central area all year around are required to pay the $6.00 per day and park in the Pay by Plate area in the same way as bach owners and marina users.
Please contact Steve in Havelock or Mark in Picton to apply for your parking concession. Details as follows:
Port Marlborough’s parking in the marinas is designed for marina customers and assumes a rotational use, not a semi-permanent or permanent use, and therefore Port Marlborough cannot guarantee the ongoing availability of these car parking entitlements in the future.
Port Marlborough recommends that impacted residents consider a boatshed or compound rental to assist with their parking requirements going forward. Those are currently fully tenanted but a waiting list is available.
NB. Sounds Residents are defined as permanent residents of the Sounds with no (or limited) road access and excluding bach owners or holiday makers.
Please note: The Coathanger car park in Picton is not part of Port Marlborough’s Picton marina. This is administered separately by Marlborough Roads on behalf of Council and is not included in the above arrangements. Normal parking arrangements apply here.