Thorndon Quay project gets go-ahead

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Wellington City Council’s Regulatory Processes Committee has approved LGWM’s proposals to transform Thorndon Quay to provide safe and reliable travel choices for everyone and create a more attractive street environment on what is one of Wellington’s busiest commuter routes. It’s the busiest bus route outside of the Golden Mile, and the busiest cycle route in the city.

What will these changes look like? 

What changes have been made in response to feedback 

We have made a number of changes to the proposals in response to your feedback.  

The committee also recommended that consideration be given to delaying the operationalisation of the short section of part-time, south-bound bus lane on Hutt Road (which replaces a traffic lane) until the rest of the Hutt Road south-bound lanes are complete. 

What happens next?  

We will be working with residents, businesses and services throughout the project to share detailed information about next steps, phasing and timeframes, and to understand delivery and access needs in particular.  

Initial preparation work will take place between 11-28 September (depending on the weather), to check the precise location of utilities underground ahead of construction commencing in October this year. We will notify you well before work takes place. 

The majority of Hutt Road is not covered by this decision. We will consult with the community on the design and traffic resolution for Hutt Road later this year or in early 2024. We will inform stakeholders ahead of consultation commencing. 

Construction work on the roundabout on Aotea Quay is on track for completion in autumn/winter 2024, which will take heavy traffic heading to the port or ferry off Hutt Road. 

More information 

For more information about the Thorndon Quay project, visit the Thorndon Quay project page, or take a look at related documents. Sign up for email updates here.

You can also have a look at the information on Wellington City Council's website here.

Finally, we are very excited to have achieved this milestone for the Thorndon Quay project, and to now get on and deliver this important work. Thank you again to all those who gave feedback, as well as our partners – Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and Waka Kotahi for their work and support; Te Piringa, our Mana Whenua partners; and our project team.  

Like you, we are all passionate Wellingtonians, wanting the best for our city, both now and for our shared future.  

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