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Construction underway around Square

Tuesday January 15 2019

Work gets underway as we start transforming the Square.

Construction on the Square side of the road between The Plaza and roundabout started this week. 

Photo shows fenced off worksite along one side of the Square, looking towards the Plaza.


You’ll see a resurfaced road, informal crossings, granite footpaths and kerbs and more trees. It’s part of our Streets for People Project, which will transform our central city into a vibrant hub at the same time as we future proof the CBD’s utilities.

There might be the odd traffic delay or road closure, but it won’t be for long.

Work should be complete in April. Around June we'll start work on the same stretch of road but on the shops' side. That work will also take a few months but should be ready in time for Christmas shopping.

Artist's illustration of pedestrian-friendly social spaces in the CBD, including wide, tree-lined footpaths, grassed play areas and plenty of seating.

Square East is an important first step in strengthening the retail link between the Plaza and Broadway Ave.

Read more about this project