Parking and Traffic Control

This page contains information about the management of parking and traffic in the Kaikōura District including our parking rules, how to pay parking fines and traffic requirements for events.

Council is responsible for managing the safe and efficient use of the District’s roads and is on a journey to improve parking throughout the district.



Parking rules and areas

Parking Fines

Traffic management

An activity on the road reserve is a responsibility that cannot be taken lightly.  Anyone planning any work that impacts the road reserve needs to provide Council with a completed Traffic Management Plan (TMP). This includes activities like putting up scaffolding, temporary or permanent signs or running events or stalls. The road reserve includes the road, footpath and berm. 

A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is a document that includes:

  • The description of the activity
  • The extend of the activity (how much space you intend to take)
  • A plan showing the location and all signs/staff needed to protect the area
  • A contingency plan in case something happens
  • Does a speed limit restriction applies
  • Details of any required road closures
  • Details of how emergency services will be notified

Please note: Churchill Street and Beach Road form part of SH1. Anyone organising any work that impacts these areas should contact NZTA. 

For more information, please call Council. 


Updated: 18/10/2018