Bond Street refresh and community garden

Bond Street had a refresh and a pop-up community garden added - for all to enjoy, all year round.

 
Gardening at Bond Street community garden launch

Bond Street community garden launch

In May 2016 we refreshed the street paint design, and upgraded the planting and seating areas. 

We installed a pop-up, transportable edible community garden where residents grow and tend to their own fruit trees, herbs and vegetables. 

This ensures Bond Street remains a great place to socialise, relax, and watch the world go by – all year round.

Find out more about all our community gardens around the city on our website.

Relax in the nest chair

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Relax in the nest chair

Take the weight off your feet, unwind and relax in the urban forest container nest swing on Bond Street. The container is open most days – weather permitting!


Bond Street back story

Between January and April 2015, Bond Street was transformed with temporary changes to the way the street looked and was used to bring colour and energy to the area.

Bond Street is an important street for servicing local businesses, we wanted to make it a destination for pedestrians as well. To explore ways of making it work for both people on foot and businesses, temporary changes were made to the layout and use of the street before looking at possible long-term changes.

To catch people's attention and bring vibrancy to the street, two outdoor seating areas and an artificial lawn area were installed. The road surface was painted with a bright red pattern and a shipping container was located on the site to host events. Urban designers call this type of project 'Tactical Urbanism' and there are many successful examples of these projects internationally and locally. 

More information

 Phone  (04) 499 4444
 Email  urbandesign@wcc.govt.nz