Golden Mile revitalisation

We’re revitalising the Golden Mile to connect people across the central city with a reliable transport system that is in balance with an attractive pedestrian environment. Creating a safe and beautiful heart of the city with generous spaces for people to shop, work and play by shifting the focus to public transport, walking and cycling.


Latest project update

Wellington City Council has now taken the lead on the Golden Mile project, originally a part of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme – a partnership between NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and Wellington City Council. This programme was dissolved in early 2024.

The Council is currently reviewing, planning, and preparing for the next steps on construction. Revitalisation work is proposed to start in Courtenay Place.

We will provide timeframes and information well in advance of any construction work and strive to minimise disruption to the people who live, work, study or travel through the area.


About this project

The Golden Mile project aims to improve bus reliability and provide opportunities for walking, cycling, and more open spaces. This means better lighting, wider footpaths, more public seating, outdoor dining opportunities and more.

Revitalising areas of the Golden Mile will create a more vibrant and welcoming place to live, work and play as well as make it safer to get around.


Why change is needed

Wellington’s unique geography, compact city, and small number of road networks means we face unique transport challenges. To make improvements and create a more liveable central city, we must make decisions around how we use the space we have, which means moving more people with fewer vehicles.

New and improved ways of getting around means we won’t need to depend on cars to access the central city as often, which will help make Wellington a more liveable city and cut back on our carbon emissions. This is about building a better future for the city, the region, it’s people and the planet.



Where this project is happening

The ‘Golden Mile’ is the main retail and commercial strip from the Parliament end of Lambton Quay, along Willis and Manners Streets, to the entertainment hub of Courtenay Place. The Golden Mile is a valuable asset for our city and region. It’s our high street, it’s where we meet, and it’s the main route for buses bringing people into and through the central city. It’s the city’s busiest pedestrian area and our prime employment, shopping, and entertainment destination.

We’re revitalising the Golden Mile to connect people across the central city with a reliable transport system that is in balance with an attractive pedestrian environment. Creating a safe and beautiful heart of the city with generous spaces for people to shop, work and play by shifting the focus to public transport, walking and cycling.


Latest project update

Wellington City Council has now taken the lead on the Golden Mile project, originally a part of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme – a partnership between NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and Wellington City Council. This programme was dissolved in early 2024.

The Council is currently reviewing, planning, and preparing for the next steps on construction. Revitalisation work is proposed to start in Courtenay Place.

We will provide timeframes and information well in advance of any construction work and strive to minimise disruption to the people who live, work, study or travel through the area.


About this project

The Golden Mile project aims to improve bus reliability and provide opportunities for walking, cycling, and more open spaces. This means better lighting, wider footpaths, more public seating, outdoor dining opportunities and more.

Revitalising areas of the Golden Mile will create a more vibrant and welcoming place to live, work and play as well as make it safer to get around.


Why change is needed

Wellington’s unique geography, compact city, and small number of road networks means we face unique transport challenges. To make improvements and create a more liveable central city, we must make decisions around how we use the space we have, which means moving more people with fewer vehicles.

New and improved ways of getting around means we won’t need to depend on cars to access the central city as often, which will help make Wellington a more liveable city and cut back on our carbon emissions. This is about building a better future for the city, the region, it’s people and the planet.



Where this project is happening

The ‘Golden Mile’ is the main retail and commercial strip from the Parliament end of Lambton Quay, along Willis and Manners Streets, to the entertainment hub of Courtenay Place. The Golden Mile is a valuable asset for our city and region. It’s our high street, it’s where we meet, and it’s the main route for buses bringing people into and through the central city. It’s the city’s busiest pedestrian area and our prime employment, shopping, and entertainment destination.

Page last updated: 28 May 2024, 01:19 PM