Road stopping - 45 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Status Closed
Start date 12 August 2016
Closed date 26 September 2016
Location Adjoins 45 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro
Area 54m2

Description of proposal

Wellington City Council, under section 342(1) of the Local Government Act 1974, proposes to ‘stop’ a 54m² portion of unformed legal road in Abel Smith Street, Te Aro.

The Council no longer requires this land for road purposes.

The land (Section 1 SO 497678) adjoins 45 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro (Lot 1 DP 17757, CFR WN619/87).  Once the 54m² of legal road land is stopped Section 1 will be sold to the owners of 45 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro and the land titles amalgamated. 

Any future buildings or activities on the land will be governed by the Wellington City Council District Plan once stopped. 


  • Public Notice (20KB PDF) | Text version (25KB RTF)
  • Area Survey Plan (63KB PDF)
  • Aerial View (331KB PDF)
  • Report to Regulatory Committee (608KB PDF)

A copy of the above documents is also available from:

  • Central Library (Level 2), 65 Victoria Street, Wellington
  • City Service Centre, 101 Wakefield Street, Wellington


To object to the proposed road stopping, you can:

  • send it in writing to:
    John Vriens, Property Services 
    Wellington City Council
    PO Box 2199 
    Wellington 6140


All objections must be received by 5pm, Monday 26 September 2016.

Minimum requirements

All submissions must contain:

  • your name, postal address, telephone number and email address (if applicable)
  • details of the proposal you are submitting on 
  • whether you support or oppose the proposal 
  • what aspects of the proposal you are neutral towards (if any) 
  • your submission statement, with reasons
  • the decision you would like Wellington City Council to make 
  • whether you would like to make an oral submission to Councillors, to support your written submission.