Proposed road closure for Newtown Festival

We're considering the following temporary road closure for the event Newtown Festival.

Status Open
Start date 11 May 2024
Closing date 4.00PM, 24 May 2024

The Regulatory Processes Committee will meet on Wednesday 19 June 2024 to consider the following temporary road closure for events:

Newtown Festival 2025

Sunday 2 March 2025 5.00am to 9.00pm

Postponement Date Sunday 6 April 5.00am to 9.00pm

  • Riddiford Street between Mein Street to Rhodes Street
  • Rintoul Street between Riddiford Street to Millward Street. The segment of this Colombo Street closure from in front of number 9 Colombo to Rintoul street begins on Saturday 1 March at 7am and extends to 11.30pm Sunday 2 March 2025
  • Colombo Street from West side of Manley Terrace to Rintoul Street The segment of this Colombo Street closure from in front of Number 9 Colombo to Rintoul Street begins on Saturday 1 March at 7am and extends to 11.30pm Sunday 2 March 2025
  • Manley Terrace all of Manley Terrace
  • Constable Street between Riddiford Street and Hall Avenue
  • Emmett Street all of Emmett Street
  • Green Street all of Green Street
  • Wilson Street from in front of number 21 to Riddiford Street including the off-street public carpark.
  • The Wilson Street closure extends to 11.30pm Sunday 2 March 2025
  • The rest of Wilson Street to Daniel Street will be two way.
  • Newtown Avenue All of Newtown Avenue
  • The closure in front of 17 and 19 Newtown Avenue where the stage set-up happens begins Saturday 1 March 2025 at 11.00am and extends to 11.30pm Sunday 2 March 2025
  • Normanby Street from in front of 14 to Riddiford Street
  • Donald McLean Street all of Donald Mclean Street
  • The closure of the Donald MacLean laneway at 5 Donald McLean Street begins on Saturday 1 March 2025 at 11.00am extends to 11.30pm Sunday 2 March 2025
  • Ferguson Street from in front of number 15 Donal McLean Street
  • Gordon Street All of Gordon Street
  • Gordon Place All of Gordon Place
  • The Gordon Place closure from in front of number 7 to the end of Gordon Place begins on Saturday 1 March 2025 at 11am and extends to 11.30pm Sunday 2 March 2025
  • Florence Street All of Florence Street
  • Arney Street All of Arney Street

Contingency 1 Newtown Festival – Side-Street Showcase

Back up alternative to Newtown Festival a smaller showcase

Saturday 1 March 6.00am to Sunday 2 March 2025 10.00pm Postponement Date Saturday 5 April 2025 6.00am to Sunday 6 April 2025 10.00pm

  • Emmett Street All of Emmett Street
  • Wilson Street from in front of number 5 (not including their driveway) to Riddiford Street, including the off-street carpark.
  • Newtown Avenue from in front of number 16 to in front of number 24.
  • Donald McLean Laneway at no 5 Donald McLean Street
  • Gordon Place from in front of number 7 to the end of Gordon Place
  • Celebrate Matariki on Friday 20 June 2025 6.00am to Sunday 22 June 2025 8.30pm

See details Contingency 1 Newtown Festival – side Street Showcase

Contingency 2 Newtown Festival Wilson Street – Pop-up Events

Third weekend of every month 1 July 2024 6.00pm Friday to Sunday 8.00pm 30 June 2025

  • Wilson Street from in front of number 5 (not including their driveway) to Riddiford Street including the off-street public carpark.

Contingency 3 Newtown Festival – Newtown Ave Block Fest

First weekend of every month 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025 Friday 6.00pm to Sunday 8.00pm

  • Newtown Avenue from in front of number 16 to in front of number 24 Newtown Avenue.

Any person objecting to a proposed road closure.

Contact the City Council in writing before 4pm, Friday 24 May 2024. Please send correspondence to Street Activities at mailing address PO Box 2199 Wellington or by email Street.activities@wcc.govt.nz