Tyrrell Street Bridge Replacement
Completed in March 2020, the $3.3 million replacement of Tyrrell Street Bridge marked the first milestone in the Ironbark Creek Flood Mitigation Plan, which proposes another two bridge replacements at Boscawen Street and Nelson Street, and Wallsend's long-term renewal.
Together, these projects will significantly improve Wallsend's resilience to floods by enabling the widening of Hunter Water's channel so that water may flow more freely during heavy rain events.
This project included demolishing the former smaller and lower structure, and constructing the new 26.6-metre-long, two-span, two-lane concrete plank road bridge.
Works also included alterations to Tyrrell Street itself adjacent to the bridge to match the raised bridge levels, replacing utilities through the bridge, and stormwater and landscaping works.
Bunn Street Bus Stop Relocation
Upgrades to Bunn Street and the relocation of the bus stop from outside Merindah Childcare Centre to outside the Wallsend Library have been completed.
The new bus stop includes a shelter and new landscaping, footpath and pedestrian crossing improvements to revitalise the area.