Facts & Figures

  • 180k m2Office & commercial space created

  • 2100New dwellings (up to)

  • $72mCapital expenditure available

Kent and Cambridge terraces are one of the key routes into and out of the city - we'll also be looking at stimulating the supply of housing along there.

Kent and Cambridge Terraces will be redeveloped to:

  • strengthen transport connections for buses, cycles, pedestrians, and private cars
  • use planting and streetscape improvements to give the city a "green edge" and strengthen connections with the waterfront, central city and Memorial Park
  • support more apartment and commercial/retail development, ultimately providing for up to 2100 new dwellings and 180,000 square metres of commercial and office space.


  • Improve transport connections between the CBD and southern and eastern suburbs
  • Catalyse commercial and housing development, creating vibrant, mixed use inner city suburbs
  • Improve access to affordable, convenient housing.


  • Our plan includes approximately $72 million of capital expenditure funding for projects like Adelaide Road and Kent and Cambridge redevelopment, starting in 2017/18.

What you think

71% Feedback received that supports our overall plan

42 Number of times people have told us what they think about this idea

90% Feedback received that supports this idea

#16 Out of 28 ideas based on amount of feedback received.

Who would benefit most?

30% Local residents
25% Local businesses
23% Future generations
18% Visitors to Wellington
4% NZ as a whole
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Visitors to Wellington
  • NZ as a whole
  • Future generations
  • Other

How should we prioritise it?

52% Quite high
26% High
14% Neutral
5% Quite low
2% Low
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  • David, Oriental Bay

    Would be great to better use these sunny flat areas than their present car sales yards which don't need to be in the central city

  • Heather, Mornington

    Great idea but it must include cycling infrastructure, by that i mean cycle paths separated from the road. We must use our wide streets to do this at every opportunity.

  • Annie, Mount Victoria

    These Terraces could be potentially be the most beautiful avenue to link the airport to the entrance of the city, especially if extend runway and the Memorial Park, Government House and Waterfront together. But look to the Champs Ellyses of Paris, Memorial Avenue Christchurch, Nanjing Road Shanghai or not a strip mall of cheap housing and car yards and super centres. These streets should be tree lined avenues welcoming you to Wellington and a continuation of Courtney Place and Oriental Bay areas. Develop it as a restaurant, cafe and shopping mile and utilise the wide breadth of these streets for street culture and alfresco dining, good place for a film related activities too. Yes this is a very important street for transport links, but focus on public transport not widening roads and adding flyovers! Let's get a train from the airport to a station under the Basin Reserve?! Put a tunnel under the Terraces for cars to connect with the Victoria tunnel, but move focus to moving people on joint use transport not individual cars - there just isn't enough room in this thin neck of Wellington for Eastern and Southern suburbs to commute to work by private car in addition to airport traffic. Yes yes yes more greening of the space and less concrete and can we please consider something else to more Pohutakawas? More quality apartments for commuters to Wellington from other cities near airport not cheap affordable housing, but maybe make it a bit of an education district too with music and Massey?

  • Steve , Mount Cook

    Fully supportive of regenerating this area which (together with the Basin Reserve and Adelaide Rd) seem under developed and under utilised. This area has potential to become another fantastic central city hub for both residents and businesses.