About the project
We are excited to announce that the final section of Galway Street (between Te Komititanga and Commerce Street) has been upgraded, completing the transformation of Galway Street from a road corridor to a high-quality pedestrian focused street, connecting Te Komititanga to Britomart and Takutai Square through an attractive new laneway.
Galway Street is now an inclusive and safe shared space for people with accessibility needs, people walking, riding bikes or scooters.
This upgrade is guided by our visionary City Centre Masterplan which seeks to create a better connected city full of beautiful public spaces. This upgrade is funded by the City Centre Targeted Rate..
When City Rail Link is complete, Britomart will be a two-way-through-station and will see many more people arriving by train into Britomart. Open and accessible shared spaces like Galway Street will become key accessways for the increasing number of pedestrians moving between the station and various destinations throughout the city.
The transformation of Galway Street is part of the wider regeneration of the Britomart Precinct that’s transformed the area over the last 15 years. This urban renewal has centred on creating a pedestrian-friendly environment to enhance the experience of people working, visiting and living in the city centre.
June 2022 to February 2023