Bathers Way - Shortland Esplanade South

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The upgrade to the southern section of Shortland Esplanade and Church Street is almost complete. Shortland Esplanade is now open to traffic and the finishing touches are being added in early 2018, with landscaping and other minor works underway. 

This section has undergone a comprehensive transformation from Watt Street to Ocean Street and now features new coastal retaining walls, roadway, drainage, lighting and fences.
 
Two new pedestrian crossings and a roundabout at the intersection of Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street improve safety for all users.

This upgrade provides the initial works required to lead into the South Newcastle public domain works, which include an upgrade to South Newcastle skate park.

The Bathers Way is a Newcastle City Council   priority project.

 View the Bathers Way Shortland Esplanade South plan (pdf).