Road Closures

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

Temporary Road Closures

Council wishes to advise 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.

Nightwork Minmi Road Wallsend

Minmi Road Wallsend - from Macquarie Street to Fletcher Street - Tuesday 13 February 2018 from 6pm - 4:30am

Our traffic controllers can assist with your access requirements. 
If for any reason the work is not undertaken on the nominated night it will be rescheduled for the following night or a new notice issued.  Council will make every effort to ensure that the disruption to traffic and to residents of the area is minimised. 
Should you be unduly inconvenienced at any time please contact the Councils Site Supervisor Bruce Pemberton 0429 318 775 or Council's Construction Manager Duncan Manderson 0407 250 430.

Christie Street west of Newcastle City Hall

Will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from Monday 12 to Thursday 22 February 2018, to facilitate the relocation of palms in Christie Park.
Two eastern palms will be moved 3m south to align with the western palms.  This work is part of the Civic Public Domain Plan and will also provide a safer environment for significant construction activities associated with the civic substation upgrade happening later this year.
The western door of City Hall will be closed until Christie Street reopens on Thursday 22 February. In the meantime, primary access will be through the eastern entrance. Our civil works team and Tree Transplanters Australia are completing the work, so please follow their directions when moving around the site.
Please contact Project Manager Raquel James-Wright on 0457 708 694 if there are any concerns.

Teralba Road Laneway entrace - Adamstown

Council advises that essential program work will be carried out at the above location. It would be appreciated if residents/building occupants could use the Melville Road lane entrance as vehicular access will be restricted during the works. 
  • Nature of Work - Construct new concrete driveway crossing
  • Start Date - Wednesday 14 February 2018
  • Working Hours - 7am – 3:30pm daily 
  • Duration - Approx: 2 – 3 days (weather permitting)
  • Contact Officer - Greg McKenzie: 0437 979 492
  • Site Supervisor - Brett Houston: 0408 217 359 
Due the nature of this works it is necessary to close the Teralba Road laneway access for the duration of the work including setting time for the concrete.  Council requests your cooperation and apologises for any inconvenience that may be caused during this necessary work.
Should you be unduly inconvenienced at any time or require further information regarding this project please phone Council’s Contact Officer or the Site Supervisor.


John Parade, Merewether between Watkins Street and Henderson Parade will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic from 5am Tuesday 6 February 2018 to 5pm Tuesday 27 February 2018. The road closure will remain in place for the continuous period to conduct the SURFEST 2018 event.

Corlette Street, Cooks Hill

Corlette Street, Cooks Hill will be closed northbound from Kemp Street to Parkway Avenue from Tuesday 9 January for drainage works.  Parkway Avenue at Corlette Street to Bruce Street will be closed westbound as a result. 

Newcastle Light Rail - work in progress

From Tuesday 12 September Hunter Street will be closed to traffic for the construction of the light rail. Footpaths will remain open. See Work in progress for the latest 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

Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing

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