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Public car parks for billionaires, none for the rest of us

Wellington City Council has given Peter Jackson’s Stone Street Studios exclusive rights to 50 publicly owned and funded car parking spaces for just $1 a year since 2010. 

Commenting on this, Taxpayers’ Union Policy and Public Affairs Manager, James Ross, said:

“Wellington Council is tearing up car parks left-right-and-centre for the rest of us, with around 800 planned to be removed across the city. Unless you’re a Hollywood superstar of course, then the Council will roll out the red tarmac.

“Wellington’s favourite corporate welfare recipient has been given 50 parking spots since 2010, all for $14 total. That’s less than what the rest of us have to pay for parking in just one spot in the CBD for 3 hours.

“Nothing sums up Wellington City Council’s attitude to the hardworking mum-and-dad ratepayers who pay their wages more than subsidising billionaires to park whilst paying millions of dollars to make everyone else walk.”

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