Road Closures

We will make every effort to ensure disruptions to traffic, businesses, pedestrians and residents are minimised during works.

Newcastle Light Rail - work in progress in the city centre

Sections of Hunter Street are closed to traffic for the construction of the light rail. Footpaths will remain open. See  Work in progress for the latest road closure updates.

More information on Newcastle Light Rail and changes to the area is available on the  Revitalising Newcastle website or view  Newcastle Light Rail frequently asked questions (pdf).

To get in touch with the Precinct Managers, Business Advisor, or for general enquiries about the Newcastle Light Rail please call 1800 684 490 or email

Temporary Road Closures

The following streets will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic to conduct the event listed below. The closures are in accordance with Roads Act, 1993, Part 8, Division 1.

Fullerton Street, Stockton

Fullerton Street between Hereford Street and Chester Street will be fully closed to vehicular traffic for a continuous period between Tuesday 11 December 2018 (6am) and Wednesday 12 December 2018 (6pm).  All traffic will be diverted via Hereford Street, Forfar Street and Chester Street during the full closure. The closure will facilitate water main connection for the Stockton Boat Harbour upgrade project.

Bolton Street, Newcastle

Bolton Street between Church Street and King Street will be fully closed for vehicular traffic on Saturday 15 December 2018 between 6am - 5pm. This road closure was initially scheduled for Saturday 8 December 2018 (as per the notification sent on 30 November 2018) however had to be postponed by the contractor due to unforeseen site circumstances.

Access for affected residents and businesses will be maintained through the soft closure at King Street. The full closure will however require bus diversion.

The road closure will facilitate tower crane decommissioning at the development site (58 Bolton Street, Newcastle).

Carols by Candlelight 2018

Friday 14 December 2018 (10:30am - 11:30pm)

  • Wolfe Street from Reserve Road to Ordnance Street, Newcastle

Friday 14 December 2018 (12noon - 9:30pm)

  • The Terrace between Reserve Road and Cliff Street, The Hill
  • York Drive between Reserve Road and The Terrace, Newcastle.

Carols by the Sea 2018

Sunday 23 December 2018 - 6pm - 10pm

  • Memorial Drive between Kilgour Street and Parkway Avenue, Bar Beach
  • Brooks Street from Bar Beach Avenue to Parkway Avenue, Bar Beach
  • Bar Beach Avenue between Darby Street and Memorial Drive, Bar Beach
  • Bar Beach Cark - left exit onto Memorial Drive will be closed from 12noon to 10pm.

Frederick Street, Merewether

Frederick Street in Merewether is closed between Patrick Street and Helen Street for up to six months from August 2018 while we carry out  road and drainage renewal works in Frederick Street. We will provide resident access via Patrick Street during this time.

Young Street, Carrington

Young Street, Carrington, will be partially closed between Victoria Street and Forbes Street from Monday 26 November 2018 for approximately three days to enable asphalt resurfacing works. Traffic control will be in place to manage traffic flow through the work site. This work is part of the  Carrington local centre renewal project.

Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing

Due to Council road work minor traffic disruptions may be experienced at the following locations -  find out more.