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E-scooter operators will also have to pay up, with the Dunedin City Council requiring 13c per ride if new fees and charges are introduced.
A draft operating budget for the 2021-22 year to be discussed by the council this week proposes increases at the all-day Railway North, St Andrew St and Thomas Burns car parks from $6 to $7, alongside increases for all-day parks in the outer areas of the city.
The report, from acting customer and regulatory services group manager Paul Henderson, said the increases reflected appropriate market pricing in metropolitan areas.
The council was forecasting a loss of $258,000 in its parking operations in the next financial year due to the sale of the Dowling St car park.
Fee increases would offset that loss by $83,000.
Leased off-street car park fees could also be increased by between 2.7% and 3.6%
Councillors will also consider a recommendation to increase parking enforcement fees by up to 3.7%.
For e-scooter operators, fees of 13c per ride and an annual administration fee of $500 were proposed.
These aligned with fees in other territorial authorities of similar size and would recover costs including administration, data reporting, stakeholder engagement, compliance, monitoring and use of public space, the report said.
New e-scooter company Neuron will launch in the city next week, providing some competition for Lime, which is at present the sole operator.
If signed off, the proposed increases will be included in the draft 2021-31 10-year plan to be consulted on in March.
If adopted, the changes will come into effect on July 1.