Auckland Transport is hiking up its day rates at three inner-city parking buildings.
The daily rate at the Downtown, Civic and Victoria Street buildings will jump from 17 to $24. The hourly rate is unchanged.
But Jo Holmes from the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance says there's no reason for the hike.
"We're being forced to have massively increased parking charges," she says. "It's just this value for money over and over again that we're not getting from our rates."
The buildings account for more than 3700 of the CBD's carparks.