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New community car park opened in City Centre

Laura Grigg
Natasha Payne
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Gap Filler's second Good Spot car park on Manchester St. Laura Grigg

The Christchurch enterprise, Gap Filler, opened a new car park in the central city this morning on the corner of Gloucester and Manchester St.

Gap Filler is a social enterprise that designs and runs public place-making installations around and central city.

This is the second 'Good Spot' car park, where people can park for up to a full day and know that their money will go directly to funding projects in their community. 

Gap Filler runs community projects in the city, many on sites where apartments are going to be built.

Gap Filler co-director Ryan Reynolds said the car parks were about building communities. 

"Good spot car parks creates a better feel for community, because we have humans here interacting with people and all the money that we make will go back into community projects in the neighborhood," he said.

Good Spot car parking is $2.00 an hour or $5.50 for a full day. When you go to pay, Good Spot also gives you an option for you to make a $2 koha. 

"About two people a day will voluntarily pay $2 extra for their car parking than they have to. This is because they know it is going into something good in the neighborhood," Reynolds said.

Gap Filler was hoping to create more Good Spots car parks.