Proposed Lyall Bay Bus Depot Development



The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) has secured a long-term sub-lease of a block of land in Lyall Bay on Tirangi Road and Kingsford Smith Street.  

We are currently investigating the development of an electric bus depot at this site to help us stay on track to having an emissions free bus fleet by 2030. This site represents GWRC’s commitment to our objective of having a largely electric bus fleet by 2030. Securing prime land such as this is key to ensuring sustainability and reliability of key public transport infrastructure in the future.


Greater Wellington is proposing to develop the site in stages, as our electric fleet grows. 

Initially, we are proposing to create a parking and charging layover for 68 electric buses. We are aiming to start building the first stage of the development by the end of 2024 and have it up and running by the end of 2025.

We have also proposed to improve environmental outcomes, including a new sophisticated storm water system that cleans water before it enters the Cook Strait. 

The development of the remainder of the site will depend on how fast we are able to roll out our electric bus fleet. No decisions have been made at this time.  


If a bus depot is developed on this site there will be some changes to the local vicinity and potential impacts on those who reside, work, and use the area. We will be working with local residents and businesses to explore positive opportunities and negate any potential negative impacts. 

Greater Wellington is proposing to provide on-site parking for staff and therefore does not anticipate any reduction in on-street parking.

Community Engagement

GWRC are committed to continued community engagement on this work, this page will always contain relevant FAQs, and updated information so you can stay up to date on any new developments or progress at this site. 


Questions about this project?
If you have any questions about this project, please get in touch with us.