Swan Lane and Garrett Street precinct

We’re creating an attractive space and pathway for pedestrians between Swan Lane and Garrett Street.

Swan Lane/Garrett Street Project – discovery phase

We want to improve the experience for pedestrians and businesses located in and around Swan Lane and Garrett Street. Give us your thoughts on how you use this space and the opportunities to upgrade this space. 

The deadline for feedback is 5pm, Wednesday 28 November 2018.

Have your say

Map of Swan Lane and Garrett Street precinct.

Map of the area


The Swan Lane and Garrett precinct and surrounding streets contribute to the city centre pedestrian network and open green spaces.

This new redevelopment project is part of the Council’s Laneway strategy to improve alleyways and create more connected and open spaces in inner city Wellington.

The project area covers street sections that connect Marion, Cuba and Victoria Streets with the adjacent Swan Lane car park and Glover Park. 

See a map of the area (2.8MB PDF)

Besides improving pedestrian connection and open spaces, the precinct lends itself to become one of the city’s unique character laneways.

An upgrade will bring more foot traffic past local businesses and offer an attractive option for pedestrians to cut across city blocks.

Project status

We’re in scoping phase.

  • Public engagement is open until 28 November 2018. We’re seeking feedback from local residents, interest groups, business owners and landowners to learn how they use the space and what can be improved. 
  • Three public workshops will be held over the next four months to consider the feedback and give design direction. 
  • A summary analysis of the feedback will be available mid-February 2019. 


These dates are provisional and likely to change.

Scoping phase: October 2018 – March 2019
This involves gathering information and talking to people who live, work, and uses these two streets. 

Design phase: February 2019 – October 2019

Construction phase: October 2019 – April 2020 

Completed: Mid-2020

More information

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