Street event road closures

Sometimes we close roads and restrict parking in order to host events around the city.

This page is regularly updated as new events and road closures are approved.

May 2022 

Saturday 28 May

Event: Vosseler Shield

Road closure: 10am to 5pm, Alexander Road (North side of SPCA entranceway to the intersection of Lookout Road and Alexandra Road)

Contact: Georgina Wedge, or 027 231 5465

June 2022

Saturday 19 June

Event: Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon

Road closure (to be aproved):

  • Seaward Lane Closures 2 Lanes – Westpac stadium traffic lights, south along Waterloo Quay, Customhouse Quay, Jervois Quay, to start at Cable Street. Two lanes will be closed between 6am to 10am reducing to one lane until 1pm. This is for the outward section of all races, using two of the three lanes until Jervois Quay where it would gradually funnel down to one lane by Cable Street. (Residents, business owners, Te Papa and market goers will have controlled access)
  • Seaward Lane closures Waterloo Quay, from Westpac stadium traffic lights south along Waterloo Quay to intersection with Whitmore Street. Lane closure would be in place between 6am to 1pm. 
  • Seaward lane closures Cable Street to Oriental Parade, Lane closure would be in place between 6am to 10am.
  • Road closure Oriental Parade and Evans Bay Parade between Cable Street and Cobham Drive. Full road closure will be in place between 6am to 12 noon. Lanward Lane for normal westbound traffic would be open by approx 11am (Residents and business owners will have controlled access).
  • Road Closure Shelly Bay Road, between Miramar Avenue and Scorching Bay 7am to 11.30am.
  • Controlled Waterfront Access from Herd Street through Chaffers Marina, Frank Kitts, Queens Wharf to Blue Bridge Ferry Terminal between 9am to 1pm (This is for return journey only).
  • Pedestrian access will not be restricted, and emergency services will have immediate access to the area if required. Public transport operators have been notified of the proposed closure. 

Contact: MDJ Media & Events Ltd, Michael D Jacques, 0275 244 821

July 2022

Saturday 2 July

Event: St James Theatre re-opening

Road closure: 4pm-10pm, Courtenay Place (westbound from Troy Street to Taranaki Street) 


Saturday 16 July

Event: All Black vs Ireland - Sky Stadium

Road closures:

Pre-event, 4pm

  • Featherston Street left lane closure to be installed with Bunny Stree closure
  • Bunny Street closed at Featherston Street end Stout Street, no right turn into Bunny Street
  • Left Lane closure from Mulgrave Street to Whitmore Street
  • No left turn into Bunny Street, southbound Featherston Street

Post event, 6pm

  • Bunny Street closed at Featherston Street end
  • Stout Street, no right turn into Featherston Street and Bunny Street
  • Thorndon Quay closed (Davis Street to Mulgrave Street)
  • Mulgrave Street closed (Aitken Street to Thorndon Quay / Featherston Street)
  • Featherston Street closed

Contact: Traffic Management Fulton Hogan

October 2022

Saturday 29 October

Event: Spring into Tawa

Road closure (to be approved):

  • Main Road (between Lyndhurst Road intersection and Surrey Street roundabout)
  • Main road bus stops #3956 and #3916 moved to Oxford Street
  • Disabled parking available behind Pink Pineapple

Contact: Miranda Denton-Smith, 021 912 443

November 2022

Sunday 6 November

Event: Shelly Bay Sealed Sprint

Road closure (to be approved): Massey Road (north entrance of Shelly Bay Defence Base to northern end of Scorching Bay reserve)


Saturday 26 November

Event: A Very Welly Christmas

Road closures (to be approved): 12.01am, Saturday 26 to 9pm, Sunday 27 November:

  • Lambton Quay (Whitmore Street to Willis Street)
  • Ballance Street (Old Bailey side entrance to Lambton Quay)
  • Stout Street (Ballance Street to Lambton Quay)
  • Waring Taylor Street (intersection Maginnity and Waring Taylor to Lambton Quay)
  • Johnson Street (Wilson carpark to Lambton Quay)
  • Brandon Street (halfway on Brandon Street to Lambton Quay)

Contact: Jamie Wilson,

Saturday 26 to Tuesday 29 November

Event: Beers at the Basin

Road closure (to be approved): 6am to 5pm daily, Slip Lane (between Buckle Street and Ellice Street)

Contact: Damien Hochberg, 027 291 9884

December 2022

Saturday 3 December

Event: Johnsonville Christmas Parade

Road closures/parking restrictions (to be approved):

  • Wanaka Street, 6am to 4pm
  • Dr Taylor Terrace, 6am to 1:30pm
  • Moorefield Road (between Haumia Street and Johnsonville Road roundabouts), 10.45 am to 12 noon
  • Moorefield Road (between Johnsonville Road and Middleton Road roundabouts), 11am to 12:30pm
  • Rotoiti Street (closed to through traffic), 11am to 12:30 pm
  • Broderick Road (Phillip Street to Johnsonville Road) 11am to 12:30 pm
  • Johnsonville Road (from Fraser Avenue intersection to Moorefield Road roundabout) 11am to 12:30 pm
  • Frankmoore Avenue (between Earp Street and Moorefield Road), 11am to 12:30 pm
  • No Parking 6.30am to 3pm: Moorefield Road (western side from Wanaka Street to Frankmoore Avenue)
  • No Parking 7am to 1pm: Bannister Avenue, Broderick Road (Bannister Avenue to Phillip Street), Phillip Street, Frankmoore Avenue (Phillip Street to Earp Street)
  • Detour route: Johnsonville Road, Fraser Avenue, Haumia Street, Bannister Avenue, Broderick Road
  • Other roads that may be affected: Phillip Street, Earp Street, Ironside Road, Middleton Road and State Highway 1.


Sunday 4 December

Event: Kilbirnie Santa Parade

Road closures/parking restrictions (to be approved):

  • Bay Road (Coutts Street to Rongotai Road), 6am to 1pm
    Mahora Street (South end of Pak Save carpark to Coutts Street), 6am to 1pm
    Rolling Lane Closure Parade starts 10.30am Mahora Street, to Rongotai Road to Bay Road to Coutts Street
    Parking restrictions will apply

Contact: Gary Holmes,

March 2023

Saturday 19 March

Event: Alexandra Hill Climb

Road closure (to be approved): 7am to 6pm, Alexandra Road (Constable Street to Lookout Road


Friday 24 March

Event: Cuba Dupa

Road closures (to be approved):

11.59pm, Friday 24 March to 3am, Monday 27 March:

  • Cuba Street (between Arthur Street/Karo Drive and Wakefield Street)
  • Manners Street (between Taranaki Street and Victoria Street)
  • Marion Street (Lower End, between Ghuznee and Swan Lane)
  • Dixon Street (between Taranaki Street and Victoria Street)
  • Eva Street (off Dixon Street)
  • Garrett Street (off Cuba Street)
  • Ghuznee Street (between Taranaki Street and Victoria Street)
  • Egmont Street (between Ghuznee Street and Dixon Street – restricted access)
  • Leeds Street (off Ghuznee Street)
  • Inglewood Place (between Taranaki Street and Dixon Street)
  • Abel Smith Street (between Taranaki Street and Victoria Street)
  • Wigan Street (western section off Abel Smith Street)
  • Kensington Street
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Swan Lane
  • Furness Lane
  • Lukes Lane
  • Victoria Street Slip Lane

7pm, Saturday 25 March 2023 to 5am, Sunday 26 March 2023:

  • Lane closure on Vivian Street to allow for safe passage of pedestrians to cross Vivian Street at key event times.


Contact us

Street Activities
Wellington City Council

Phone: 04 499 4444


Postal address: PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140