Civic Square, Wellington

Civic Square, Wellington

Panorama of Civic Square from the City-to-Sea bridge.

Civic Square is a public square in Wellington, New Zealand.


The square is used for public events and is a popular place for office workers to eat their lunch on warm summer days.

Civic Square in February 2010.


Civic Square is located at 101 Wakefield Street, Wellington, 6011.


The first real plans for the Civic Square date back to 1944.

In 1987, the Wellington City Council appointed Fletcher Development and Construction Ltd as the project developers. The project involved building a new library, conversion of the existing library into the City Gallery, extension and refurbishment of City Council buildings, earthquake strengthening and refurbishment of the Old Town Hall, car parking space, design of the new public space and a link to the waterfront. The project was completed in 1992.

See also


  • Wellington City Council Art and Architecture