Throsby Creek riverwall repair works

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City of Newcastle maintains and manages 80km of ephemeral streams and creeks in the upper reaches of our catchments. As part of the City Wide Rehabilitation and Investigation of priority creeks project, Throsby Creek was identified as a candidate for rehabilitation works.

City of Newcastle has engaged Soil Conservation Service to undertake design and construction of the repair to Throsby Creek riverwall adjacent to Linwood Estate, Wickham.

The repairs will ensure the riverwall continues to be an important ecological, recreational and visual asset valued by your community.

Works to be completed

The work will involve the recovery of the original igneous pink rocks which have been displaced, importation of new rock and repair of the existing riverwall. The project will also provide a formalised pedestrian access to the artificial beach on the northern end of the work area.

When will construction begin?

The repair work is expected to commence in September 2023 and will run over a four-week period, weather permitting. Work will be undertaken between 7am and 5pm on weekdays.

Cyclist and pedestrian traffic diversion

To enable this repair work and to ensure community and worker safety we will temporarily close a section of footpath along Throsby Creek, north of Cowper Street Bridge.

During this time, there will be temporary diversion of cyclists and pedestrian traffic, please follow the directions shown on the signage and instruction given by the team on site.