About the project
We’re working on improvements to Swanson Street and Mills Lane to make the laneways more functional for neighbouring properties, businesses and residents, and safer for the people who move through them.
Located on the western side of the Waihorotiu Queen Street Valley, these service laneways provide access for many properties, homes and businesses fronting onto Albert and Queen streets. They are also a thoroughfare for pedestrians between Albert Street and Queen Street.
Why are we doing this work?
This project aims to improve current pedestrian and road safety issues. The final design will:
- make improvements to footpaths for the many pedestrians who use the lanes each day
- enhance existing loading and servicing and parking spaces
- help the area feel safer and more inviting with better lighting
In 2022, we spoke with people who own property, live and/or work in the area to develop a draft design. In early 2024 we will be engaging with the community and stakeholders to develop a final design.
We’re aiming to coordinate our physical works in the laneways with neighbouring developments. Construction is planned for late 2024, and we’ll provide more details closer to that time.
The council group are committed to managing the impacts of construction on people who are living, working, and travelling through the area.
Partnering with mana whenua
Our mana whenua partners for the project are Ngāti Maru and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. We are learning from them about the significance of the site and working to incorporate Māori outcomes into the project and will provide updates as the project progresses.
We’re currently in the preliminary design phase of the project, and we’re aiming to begin construction in late 2024. We'll share more updates as the construction programme is developed.
Questions? Contact the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org