Stormwater & Pedestrian Project

Proposed Stormwater and Pedestrian Upgrade - Cooks Hill

We are seeking feedback on stormwater upgrades and pedestrian safety improvements at Tooke Street, Cooks Hill.

Proposed Stormwater and Pedestrian Upgrade - Cooks Hill

We are seeking feedback on a proposal to improve the drainage at Tooke Street, Cooks Hill, creating a safer and more accessible street for residents and pedestrians.

Background

In addition to making neccessary stormwater upgrades, this proposal will also significantly improve pedestrian safety and amenity on Tooke Street, near the intersections with Dawson Street and Darby Street.

Reconstructing the existing stormwater pipe with a larger pipe and providing additional stormwater pits and pipes, means that the street will be less prone to flooding. This work requires the reconstruction of sections of road and this gives us the opportunity to also upgrade the existing paved threshold at the intersection of Darby Street with a new pedestrian refuge and speed hump.

Installation of kerb extensions and kerb ramps at the intersection of Dawson Street and Tooke Street will improve accessibility and safety, with reduced crossing distances and improved ability for pedestrians to see cars before crossing.

This consultation, which is supported by the Newcastle City Traffic Committee, is being undertaken to ensure that the community is informed and has the opportunity to raise concerns.

What is proposed

We are seeking feedback on a proposal to improve the performance of the stormwater system in Tooke Street, Cooks Hill. As part of this work, we are also improving the accessibility and safety for pedestrians. A pedestrian refuge, a speed hump, kerb extensions and kerb ramps are planned, which will make it easier and safer to cross the road, improving connectivity to a range of destinations including parks, shops and childcare centres.

  • Upgrade of the existing stormwater pipe between Dawson Street and Darby Street
  • Provision of new stormwater pits and pipes crossing Dawson Street and Tooke Street
  • Construction of kerb extensions at Dawson Street with kerb ramps
  • Replacement of the existing paved threshold at the Darby Street intersection with a new pedestrian refuge and a speed hump.

Ways to have your say

We are seeking community feedback to make an informed decision on this project.

To provide feedback, complete the below form. The public exhibition period closes midnight Friday 19 August 2022.

Your say
Do you support the proposed pedestrian improvements on Tooke Street?:


Your details

Alternatively, you can email a written submission to mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au. Please include 'Submission – Tooke Street, Cooks Hill – Proposed Stormwater Upgrade with Pedestrian Upgrades' in the subject line.

Postal submissions can be sent to:

Chief Executive Officer

City of Newcastle Attention: Transport and Compliance

PO Box 489 Newcastle NSW 2300

Subject: Submission – Tooke Street, Cooks Hill – Proposed Stormwater Upgrade with Pedestrian Upgrades

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Contact us

City of Newcastle

Phone: 02 4974 2000
Email: mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Project timeline

October 2022
Council considers submissions

Protecting your privacy

The City of Newcastle is committed to protecting your privacy.  We take reasonable steps to comply with relevant legislation and Council policy.
Purpose of collecting personal details: Council is collecting this information to determine the local community’s views and opinions on the proposal outlined.
Intended recipients:  Information provided as part of the consultation will be used as part of the investigation into the proposal, and may be included in future reports on the issue.
Storage and security:  Information provided will be stored on Council's database and will be subject to Council’s information and privacy policies.
Access: Individuals can access data to check accuracy by contacting Council.
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