Lower Tory Street Project

In 2018 Wellington City Council partnered with Victoria University on a redesign of Lower Tory Street.

The redesign involved planters and seats, and temporarily changed one section of the street to one way. The installation was part of a trial to see if there was a way to create a positive and vibrant space that could work for both pedestrians and cars. The trial ran between March and June 2018.

An evaluation of the trial has been completed and is being used to guide future projects. 

You can see the evaluation report here:

Lower Tory Street evaluation report  (1.76MB PDF) 

Lower Tory Street platforms repurposed as benches.

Planters and platforms enjoy new lease of life  

The planters and seats from the Tory Street trial have gone to a good home at Bloom Collective in Newtown. The platforms have morphed into a stage for weekly band practice, and others have been painted white to create an interactive gallery backdrop.  

More information

To find out more about more about the Tory Street project, email tory@wcc.govt.nz or phone our Contact Centre on 04 499 4444.