Carrington Local Centre

City of Newcastle has completed a $3 million revitalisation of the Carrington Local Centre with dramatic improvements to the drainage, stormwater system, roads, pathways and parking along Young Street while retaining the village character of the area.

Carrington Local Centre was the first to be renewed as part our Local Centres program.

The renewal reflects a sense of place and local character with local heritage being an important theme throughout.

We worked with local businesses and residents to develop a public domain plan which was followed by consultation throughout the design and construction period on such elements as the species of trees.

The public space also lends itself to community events and public projects to activitate the local centre.


  • Permeable paving to improve stormwater capacity
  • Water-sensitive urban design
  • New site-appropriate street trees
  • Pedestrian-friendly street design
  • New kerb, gutter and footpath
  • Renewed road surface
  • Road and pedestrian-lighting upgrades
  • Improved pedestrian crossings at both ends
  • Introduced rear-to-kerb parking to improve safety

Celebration opening

community celebration was held to mark the revitalistation of Carrington Local Centre on 21 June 2019.