Wellington Street Beach Improvements

Closed 12 Dec 2023

Opened 21 Nov 2023


Wellington Street Beach is a taonga (treasure), loved by many in our community. We want this open space to be inclusive, safe, and fun, and meet the needs of our diverse communities.  

We’re planning to refresh the green space above the beach, and we want to hear your thoughts.   

Our plan is to create a flat space for beachgoers to hang out, complete with shade and a barbecue area. The refreshed space will have improved sightlines from the road to the beach, to make it easier for families to stay safe.  We’ll also install a new public toilet, and plant some more trees.  

We want your feedback on the location and design of the new public toilet, and the amenities you want to see in the space. Please review the document at the bottom of the page for the pros and cons of the possible locations for the toilet. 

The jetty at the beach has been affected by storm damage and fluctuating river levels and needs to be removed. We want to hear what you’d like to see as a replacement. This will help inform our future planning for the beach.  

This project helps us shape a fun city, by creating spaces that are vibrant, social and welcoming.   

Please share your thoughts on how you currently use Wellington Street Beach, and your feedback on the options.   

Got a question? Please check out the FAQs below. 

The survey closes on Tuesday 12 December 2023.  

We're also hosting information drop-in sessions at Wellington Street Beach:

  • Wednesday 29 November 2023, 3.30pm - 5pm
  • Saturday 2 December 2023, 2pm - 4pm

Frequently asked questions

When will this project happen?  
We’re planning to do this project alongside the Hayes Paddock transport project, from March to June 2024 (note the transport project is subject to funding approval). By doing them at the same time, we can minimise disruptions for the community, and do the work in the off-season when the beach isn’t as popular.     

What are you doing about the jetty?  
Severe weather and fluctuating river levels in the last 12 months have caused significant damage to the jetty. It’s been assessed and found unsafe, so we need to remove it as soon as possible, to keep our community safe. We’re looking at options for a short-term solution for the summer season now. In this engagement, we’re asking what you want to see as a permanent replacement for the jetty. We want to make sure any long-term solutions are safe and fit-for-purpose. The jetty is due to be renewed as part of the upcoming 2024-2034 Long-Term Plan. 

Are you doing any improvements to the beach itself?  
No, this project is about the park area above the beach.  

What is the consultation process for this project/How will my feedback be used?  
We’ll review all feedback once submissions close. We will use your responses to inform our final concept design for the park space, and our future planning for replacing the jetty.  

We’ll share the final design for the park space, and a summary of the feedback with you early next year.