Projects & Works

City Change

Information about Newcastle City Council's office moving to 12 Stewart Avenue in 2019.

Council Street Renewal, Cooks Hill

Newcastle City Council is upgrading the drainage in Council Street, Cooks Hill, between Dawson and Darby streets to reduce flood risk to residents, address road safety issues and tree management to reduce interactions with drainage infrastructure.

Queens Wharf Tower

Built in 1988, the tower is no longer the star attraction it once was and is coming to the end of its useful life.

Cowper Street Bridge Lighting Upgrade

Council has replaced the pedestrian lights on Cowper Street bridge to improve both safety and usability.

Stockton Beach maintenance work

Council is carrying out sand nourishment work at Stockton Beach and repairs to the northern end of the Mitchell Street seawall and pedestrian beach access.

Merewether - Frederick Street road and drainage renewal

Council is renewing road and drainage infrastructure in Frederick Street, Merewether, between Berner Street and Patrick Street.

Richmond Vale Rail Trail

The Richmond Vale Rail Trail is proposed to run along the former Richmond Vale rail line between Kurri Kurri and Hexham, along the former Chichester to Newcastle water pipeline between Shortland and Tarro, and through the Hunter Wetlands National...

Playground replacement program

Each year up to five playgrounds are included in annual asset renewal works program.

Pedestrian safety upgrades

Council, in partnership with Roads and Maritime Services, is aiming to improve pedestrian safety and help keep students and their families safe around schools, as they travel to school and home again.

Corlette Street drainage improvements

Council is undertaking work to construct larger stormwater pipes in Corlette Street as the current drainage line, extending from Kenrick Street to Parkway Avenue is undersized and in poor condition.

Anderson Drive, Tarro - Renewal project

Council is undertaking watermain replacement and relocation, footpath construction and road rehabilitation on Anderson Drive, Tarro.

South Newcastle Seawall Remediation

We're carrying out remediation works on the Newcastle South seawall between Newcastle Skate Park and King Edward Park.

Hillcrest Road, Merewether - Retaining Wall Replacement

Council is replacing the existing timber retaining wall at the end of Hillcrest Road in Merewether.

Harry Edwards Oval, Lambton - Field reconstruction

Council is reconstructing Harry Edwards Oval in Lambton to improve the condition of the sportsground.

Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing

Road rehabilitation and resurfacing works scheduled for 2017/2018. Council has allocated $90 million for Capital Works including $20 million for resurfacing works and road, footpath and furniture rehabilitation.

Brown Street, The Hill, Retaining Wall Remediation

We're remediating the sandstone retaining wall on the eastern side of Brown Street, The Hill, between Tyrrell and Church streets.

Bathers Way - The Hill

The next stage of Bathers Way will provide an upgraded shared pathway linking King Edward Park through to Memorial Drive.

City Hall Conservation - Southern facade and entry

Council is restoring the southern and part of the eastern sandstone façade of City Hall.

Bathers Way - Shortland Esplanade South

Council is upgrading the southern section of Shortland Esplanade and Church Street, extending from Zaara Street to Watt Street in Newcastle.

Carrington Boardwalk Maintenance

Council is undertaking maintenance and repair work on the Carrington boardwalk located on Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) property adjacent to Elizabeth and Hargrave Streets in Carrington.

Newcastle Ocean Baths Northern Pavilion Stabilisation

Council is carrying out minor demolition and temporary stabilisation work on the Newcastle Ocean Baths northern pavilion, commencing September 2017.

Shepherds Hill Cottage

Council is undertaking restoration and reconstruction works to the cottage with crews commencing onsite in July 2017. Work is expected to take up to eight months and will be completed in late February 2018.

McCaffrey Drive, Elermore Vale - Traffic upgrades

Council are progressing with safety upgrades to the intersection of McCaffrey Drive and Elbrook Drive, Elermore Vale, following a series of accidents and concerns raised by the community.

Allowah Street, Waratah West - Footpath upgrade

Council is undertaking construction work in Allowah Street and Acacia Avenue in September 2017, which is expected to take up to five weeks.

Young Street Carrington - Reconstruction Project

Young Street, Carrington is one of the first main streets to be renewed as part of our local and neighbourhood centres program.

Swan Street Cooks Hill - Drainage rehabilitation

Council is progressing with plans to rehabilitate Swan Street, Cooks Hill, between Darby Street and Mosbri Crescent, with Stage 1 commencing August 2017.

Victory Parade Pedestrian and Cyclist Crossing

Council is trialling a combined pedestrian-cycle crossing on Victory Parade in Wallsend.

Carrington Stormwater Cleaning

Council is currently undertaking work to remove debris from pipelines which will ensure maximum pipe flow capacity.

Kotara Park and Park Avenue works

Council is undertaking work at Kotara Park to address current stormwater issues.

Newcastle Interchange road work

Council is undertaking road work to improve pedestrian and traffic flow in the area surrounding the new Newcastle Interchange in Wickham.

Community Information

Looking for information about a project that may be being undertaken by another government agency? Visit our Community Information page for information from Hunter Water, Roads and Maritime Services and the nbn rollout.