Restoring the Golden Mile - Background & Consultations
Manners Mall / Cuba Street intersection in the 1920s
The bus route and street changes in the Golden Mile project are designed to make bus journeys through the city quicker and more reliable. The Greater Wellington Regional Council's 2009 review of central city bus operations confirmed these benefits.
Central Area Bus Operational Review - Greater Wellington Regional Council website (1.77Mb PDF)
The changes also support the Ngauranga to Airport Plan (agreed to in 2008), a plan designed to make the journey between the Ngauranga Gorge and airport faster regardless of transport method.
Initial discussions with stakeholders in the area began in August 2008.
We consulted more widely in late 2008. From that, we received a clear message that people did not want public transport improvements to erode public spaces.
In response, the Council changed its original proposal so that it included a shared space in lower Cuba Street (with priority for pedestrians) to compensate for the loss of public space in Manners Mall.
The Council heard oral submissions in February 2009 and made the decision to adopt the proposals (subject to the outcome of the special consultative procedure) in June 2009.
Report to Strategy and Policy Committee - 04.06.09 - Restoring the Golden Mile (1.7MB PDF)
An appeal was lodged with the Environment Court on the Council's decision to revoke the pedestrian status of Manners Mall. The Environment Court supported the Council's decision to proceed with the project, saying the advantages outweighed any disadvantages.
The following newsletters have kept residents and businesses informed about the construction programme in their area.