Chaytor Street retaining wall

We intend to strengthen the Chaytor Street retaining wall to make it safer and more resilient.

Retaining wall on Chaytor Street.

Due to a revised design and increased costs that will exceed the allocated budget, this project has been deferred. We expect this project to go ahead in 2021.

Work in 2011 assessed the vulnerability of the Chaytor Street wall and the need for strengthening work if a major earthquake were to happen. 

The wall holds up the streets above, which are Raroa Crescent and Northland Tunnel Road. It supports the area to provide for the major transport route into the city for Karori, Wilton and Northland residents.


Wellington City Council has an ongoing programme to strengthen its major transport structure assets such as retaining walls, tunnels and bridges around the city to make Wellington more resilient in an earthquake.

More information

If you have any questions about the Chaytor Street retaining wall strengthening work, please call us on 04 499 4444 or email us at