Swan Lane and Garrett Street precinct

We’re creating a laneway that runs across Cuba Street and connects Swan Lane and Garrett Street.

About the project

This project is part of Wellington’s exciting Laneway strategy. The aim is to improve the city’s walkability, increase safety, and offer a convenient and enjoyable way to cut across city blocks. At the same time vibrant open spaces invite people in to stay a while and support local business.

The project area covers Swan Lane and Garrett Street crossing over Cuba Street, flanked by Marion and Victoria Streets. For details see: map of Garrett Street/Swan lane area

This project will take approximately 18 months to complete. We started planning in November 2018 and expect to start construction in 2021.

Current status: Design development

A concept has been developed for the Swan Lane and Garrett Street upgrade. The concept encompasses the community values identified at community workshops and through public survey feedback.

Concept plan (3.8MB PDF)

Next steps:

Wellington City Council are working with external consultants to develop the concept into a detailed design package ready for construction, ensuring insights from community consultations are part of the final design.

Project Consultants

  • Landscape Architects and lead consultant – Local Collective
  • Lighting Design – Stevenson & Turner
  • Water Sensitive Design – Morphum
  • Civil Engineer – Wade Consulting
  • Quantity Surveyor – Rawlinsons
  • Archaeologist – Subsurface

Public engagement

More information

Liam Farrell, Project Manager 
Urban Design
Email: ud.swangarrett@wcc.govt.nz