From the day Kumutoto opened, Wellingtonians have embraced the space as part of their lives – by changing their commuting routes, using the sheltered terraces or visiting the new buildings and cafes in the area. It is a community place enjoyed by near-by office dwellers, families, and friends alike.
The design reconnects the city with the harbour by extending the urban grid to meet the water. It draws people into the area and supports safe, 24-hour use of the waterfront. Traces of the past are preserved by the restoration of historical buildings and gates. The Kumutoto stream, from which the area takes it name, has been revealed after being covered by asphalt and nearly forgotten has been revealed.
Kumutoto is a place of pride and a recommended destination for visitors to the city.