When leased parking spaces are impacted, we will provide alternative parking spots. We will contact leaseholders in advance to let them know which parking space they can use instead, and for how long.
If you have any questions on your leased space, contact Care Park on TaurangaCP@carepark.co.nz. Note there are no vacant spaces available for lease at this stage.
Why we’re undertaking this work
We conducted precautionary seismic assessments of our Spring Street and Elizabeth Street parking buildings in 2020, along with all our other council-owned facilities. The assessments highlighted areas where strengthening and remediation work should be carried out to reduce the risk to users and extent of damage a significant earthquake event could cause.
Parts of both buildings do not meet the minimum 34% ‘new building standard’ (NBS) rating, which technically means they could be classified as earthquake-prone, requiring strengthening or demolition to be carried out within 25 years.
Engineering advice confirmed that the NBS rating does not mean the buildings are dangerous, or that there is any need to change their use. We’re getting ahead of the game and ensuring our parking buildings can stand the test of time (and Mother Nature).
Please take care when driving or walking around work sites. There may be some noise, shaking, dust and minor delays associated with the traffic management in place – apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Best to keep your car windows up when in the parking building.