Wellington CBD's free weekend parking ditched

Wellington’s free weekend parking is being ditched after councillors voted to scrap the scheme today.

Since 1996, local businesses have subsidised weekend parking to draw shoppers away from suburban malls and into the central city. 

But the council says the scheme has worked too well because traffic is at its busiest on a Saturday. 

The fees will range from $1.50 to $2.50, starting on September 8.

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