• $5.5mfunding

Streets make up around 80 percent of the open space in the inner city. They get us from A to B, but they can also be spaces where we spend time, gather, and have fun. 

Detail of road markings on Bond Street
Bird's-eye view of the Bond Street makeover

Lanes provide short-cuts for people walking through large urban blocks and, if lined with shops, cafes or other public uses, can also make a vital contribution to the liveliness of the city.

The success of Melbourne’s laneways – transformed since the late 1990s from service lanes to vibrant shopping and entertainment streets – provides an excellent precedent.

Wellington has a number of under-utilised, unattractive or unsafe lanes that will be transformed. The work will include physical improvements such as lighting in key locations as well as a rolling programme of low-cost, pop-up activities at changing locations across the city.

The recent changes to Bond Street are an example of how these popular events can add a sense of place to an otherwise forgotten street.


An ongoing programme over the next 10 years.

How much?

We have budgeted $5.5 million of capital and operational funding over the 10 years of the Long-term Plan.

Key projects in our plan