Quarterly Updates

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Summer Update

Construction

Broadmeadow, Jackson Street:  Construction of a shared path on Jackson Street to connect the existing off road link from Hunter Stadium to Griffiths Road. 

Coast:  Bathers Way upgrade. 

Industrial Drive: Council is working with RMS to replace the retaining wall on the western footway of Industrial Drive between William and George Street.  The scope includes widening of the footway to enable future shared path connection.


Islington Park:  Replacement of shared pathway on new alignment.
 
Kotara, Park Avenue:  Construction of a shared path on the northern side of Park Avenue Kotara between Northcott Drive and Kullaiba Road, and on the southern side of Park Avenue between Lexington Avenue and the regional cycleway at Kullaiba Road.  Construction is scheduled to continue thoprugh to end August 2016. 
 
Lambton, Lambton Park:  Council is completing the circuit around the park (shared path along Elder Street and link to footbridge). 
 
Victory Parade Wallsend: This project involves the construction of a Cyclist Priority Crossing on Victory Parade, enabling cyclists from southern parts of Wallsend and Elermore Vale to access the Wallsend to Newcastle City cycleway at Jesmond Park via the recently constructed shared pathway through Wallsend Brickworks Park.  The priority crossing will be the first of its type installed in the Hunter region, and is to be monitored as a trial to determine its safety and possible application in other locations.

Waratah, Turton Road:  Replacement of the shared pathway between Lambton Road and Hunter Stadium which has been deformed by tree roots.

Design

Broadmeadow to Newcastle West:  Design of this key route, along Jackson Street to Griffiths Road and on to Selma Street is progressing.
 
Hamilton North/Islington, Chatham Road and Clyde Street:  Investigation and design of a shared pedestrian and cyclist pathway between Griffiths Road and Chin Chen Street, including a new crossing of the heavy rail corridor.  Design is progressing.
 
Mayfield/Islington, Scholey Street:  (Scholey Street between Nelson Street and Girling Street).  Stage 1, currently underway, is the replacement of the overbridge structure by John Holland Country Regional Network.  NCC is contributing to the costs of the shared pathway and the on road cycleway component of this stage.
 
Stage 2 is the design and construction of a shared pathway cantilevered above the existing retaining wall between Nelson Street and the completed Stage 1 pathway at the Silsoe Street stairs, and a pedestrian/cyclist refuge in the vicinity of Nelson Street to enable pedestrians and west bound cyclists to cross Scholey Street at the end of the shared pathway. Design of this section is underway.
 

Mayfield, Maud Street:  Further investigations have been undertaken in the rail corridor to refine cost estimates for the proposed shared path under the Maud Street rail overbridge and along the rail corridor to connect to the cycleway at Vera Street.  Alternative options are also being assessed.

Richmond Vale Rail Trail: - The proposed trail extends from Pelaw Main in the Cessnock local government area to Minmi and Hexham in the Newcastle local government area.  Tenders have been received for environmental assessment and concept design of the trail.  The project scope includes spur lines from the main trail, namely an extension to the township of Minmi and a path from Shortland to Tarro along the Hunter Water Corporation pipeline corridor.
 

Other

Cycling Promotion and Education:  Council has been granted funds to undertake various cycling education and promotion initiatives.  Detailed mapping of all cycleways, has been completed. Planning is underway for a series of cycle skilss classes and local discovery rides. 
 
Cycling Signposting:  Council has been granted funds to undertake signposting of the network.  Preparatory work is progressing.