Construction is underway to upgrade the network of laneways connecting Canterbury Station to Maling Road in Canterbury. Works started in January 2024 and are due to be completed in June 2024.

These improvements will create a more accessible, safe and enjoyable experience for the hundreds of people who use these laneways daily.

It also delivers on our Maling Road Place Plan, developed in consultation with our community.

About the upgrades

The design includes the following improvements:

  • Better lighting and improved bluestone paving and asphalt to create safer access for everyone
  • More greenery, including a new irrigated garden bed and trees.
  • Removing existing vegetation due to disease, decay and structural issues.
  • Vibrant festoon lighting in the lane between 141 and 143 Maling Road, to bring this space to life at night
  • More public seating and places for people.
  • Restricting vehicles to the roadway with safety bollards and safety barriers.
  • Fencing and tactile pavement on the path's edge to ensure pedestrian safety.
  • A designated turning area for cars. This improves pedestrian safety and allows cars from private properties to exit Maling Road safely.

These upgrades are part of achieving your vision for Maling Road. Learn more on our Maling Road placemaking page.

How we're upgrading the laneways

Expand the map and click on the animated hot spots to view photos and descriptions of the planned upgrades.

A map of Maling Road and local shops and train station