Chapter 9

Streets and laneways

Streets and laneways - Wynyard Quarter

Across Wynyard Quarter, the streets are getting a facelift. They are becoming more friendly places for people to walk and cycle. High-quality street furniture and paving features alongside lush planting and rain gardens.

Art and heritage are influencing and elevating design along the way. Read all about the people centric laneway, Tīramarama Way, and how it celebrates the original shoreline of the Waitematā Harbour and Māori astronomy.

Between Madden and Pakenham streets, where residential and commercial buildings meet, a network of laneways connect and act as the veins of the neighbourhood, pumping life and character between the spaces. The laneways feature shops, galleries and cafes, as well as essential community facilities.

Daldy and Jellicoe are already great examples of beautiful streetscapes in Wynyard Quarter. But it’s not just what’s on the surface that counts: much of the work is happening below ground.

New piping, combined with landscape design, filters stormwater before it flows into the harbour. The sewer network has been upgraded to support the increased population forecast for the area.

Near Amey Daldy Park, a specially designed wastewater pump station stores 400,000 litres of wastewater. Not your regular pumpstation, this award winning 10.5-metre high structure has curved walls to reflect the nearby silos and doubles as public toilet facilities.