The Pukuatua St parking building has been revamped.

Rotorua Lakes Council said in a statement today the building had a number of improvements done and will be fully operational from Monday.

The improvements included new time-based or entry based parking permit options, plate cameras, a new layout and payment facilities.

The new system will identify a vehicle on entry and exit and have an automatic raising barrier arm.

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Casual users would need to pay for parking at the new payment machines, similar to the on-street parking system.

These users could park their car in any space that was not identified as "Permit parking only".

"The upgrade provides an additional cost-effective parking solution for CBD workers and visitors by modernising the parking building and bringing it up to a similar standard as other parking buildings around the country," the statement said.

There were several new parking payment options for the building, including time-based permits and casual rates.

If a person had an existing concession card with credit on it, they were asked to bring into the Rotorua Lakes Council to organise a refund.

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