This project is now complete. Thanks to all the businesses in Trafalgar Street for their patience while this work was completed.

Latest Project Updates

The latest project updates for the Upper Trafalgar Street multi-function pole project

In October 2019, Upper Trafalgar Street became a pedestrian mall. The project aimed to be a people-focused, place-based project, which aimed to draw more people, events and activities into the city centre.

Last summer a range of initiatives were introduced to take the first step towards achieving this aim. This involved installing artificial turf, picnic tables and hammocks.

This summer, seating, edible planters and lighting were scheduled to be installed.

The lighting is a key feature, and the design provides for a range of lighting options in the street. This project involves the installation of the multi-function lighting poles, in a heritage area. While this provides some challenges, Nelson will soon have some stunning lighting that will add to the look and feel of the city centre.