Kei te kaha mātou ki te mahi me ō mātou hapori katoa. Ki te hiahia koe i ēnei mōhiohio i whakamāoritia ki te reo Māori, whakapā mai i konei:

Together, we're building a city, not just a transport system. Mā tātau tahi e waihanga ake nei he taone, ehara i te mea he pūnaha kawe tangata kau.

Let’s Get Wellington Moving is bringing together central and local government movers and shakers, transport and urban design experts, mana whenua, and passionate people like you. Our goal is to build a world-class capital to be proud of, where more people can get around more easily and reliably, with streets that are beautiful and safe so that new housing and business will flourish. We won’t need to use our cars as often so will cut back on carbon emissions. This is about building a better future for the city, the region and the planet we love.

The Why

As Wellington’s population grows, we’ll need to build more homes that we can afford and are closer to where we need to be. And we need to act now on climate change. To do this we need state-of-the-art public transport, powered by New Zealand’s highly renewable electricity, that can move more of us around Wellington more quickly and reliably.

The future of Wellington transport Ko te anamata Kawe Tāngata o Te Whanganui-a-Tara

We’ve worked with experts from Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to come up with the best four options, taking on board what locals care about. We are doing this work with the support of our mana whenua partners Taranaki Whānui and Ngāti Toa.

You have four options, with a mix of different transport modes and routes, that you can provide feedback on.

For illustrative purposes only. Not a representation of the final design.

All the options will help enable transformation of our city by:

  • moving more people, more quickly and comfortably
  • making it easier to get to key destinations
  • supporting more housing and urban development
  • reducing the need to travel by car
  • reducing our carbon emissions
  • faster, more reliable commutes
  • creating safer and better experiences for people walking and cycling.

Here are the mana whenua values that we've used to guide us in developing these transport options:

  • Whakapapa

    A Sense of Place

    • Restore the relationship with nature
    • Tell the story of Wellington through urban agriculture
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How the engagement process works Te āhuatanga whakahaere o te pūnaha whakawhiti ngātahitanga

By moving more people with fewer vehicles, we’re helping create a better connected, more vibrant and resilient city and region. To do this, we need you to tell us how you want to move through the city, and the routes you want.

  1. 2018–2020

    This is a continuation of the work we started in 2018.

  2. Now – 10th December

    Your feedback will be used to inform which of the four options should go through to the next stage.

    We're here

  3. 2022–2024

    We will update you on the outcomes of this engagement in early 2022, and come back to you for your thoughts on a more detailed proposal.

  4. 2024–2027

    Based on your feedback, we'll finalise the designs and plan for construction

  5. 2028

    Construction begins! Depending on the final decision, this will take 8-15 years.

Say hello to a new Wellington Mihi mai ki te Te Whanganui-a-Tara hōu

We’ll be moving more people around our city, connecting with the rest of the region and changing what Wellington looks like. Imagine a cleaner, greener, dynamic city. Picture a world-class capital flourishing with:

  • More housing choice in the city and the suburbs
  • Native plantings and green spaces for people to gather
  • Beautiful boulevards
  • Thriving businesses
  • Safer paths to walk and cycle on
  • A better quality of living.

It's all possible.

This transport project is just one of many ways we can enable transformation of our city. You can also have your say about the Wellington City Council Draft District Plan and the Bike Network Plan.

For illustrative purposes only. Not a representation of the final design.

Provide us with feedback on the Wellington you love

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help shape our region and redesign the city we live in. We want you to make the best decision possible, so take the time to read through the information before you provide your feedback.

Possible types of mass rapid transit

We know that internationally, state-of-the-art mass rapid transit systems encourage cities and suburbs to flourish and grow.

We’ve researched which kind of transport is right for the people using it, the climate crisis, and best meets Wellington’s challenging geography and geology.

All options include modern electric vehicles with lots of space and a smoother ride.

For illustrative purposes only. Not a representation of the final design.
For illustrative purposes only. Not a representation of the final design.


The corridors

The proposed routes will provide connections for people from the Wellington Railway Station to the Basin, through Newtown and Wellington Regional Hospital to Island Bay, the airport and the eastern suburbs. All options will result in an extra tunnel at Mt Victoria. Within each option, we’ll be talking about these areas of the city.

Aerial view of the Basin Reserve with pedestrianised areas over an extended Arras tunnel
Artist impression for illustrative purposes only.

What will happen to the Basin Reserve?

If local travel is physically separated from highway traffic, the Basin Reserve will no longer be a busy roundabout. It could be completely transformed to make it easier for everyone to breeze around, through or beside the Basin.

In three out of four options, the Basin Reserve won’t be a roundabout at all. This will mean it can be beautified so that people can relax in a stunning ecosystem with native plantings, right in the heart of the city.

Cyclists and pedestrians travelling through the refurbished Mount Victoria tunnel with vehicle lanes removed
Artist impression for illustrative purposes only.

What will happen to the Mt Victoria Tunnels?

All four options will result in an extra tunnel at Mt Victoria with the existing tunnel being completely refurbished.

This will mean we can keep vehicle traffic separate from people walking and cycling, and add new dedicated lanes for public transport, making daily commutes safer and more enjoyable.

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