Quarterly Updates

Museum Place Civic Link

The renovation of the Civic Station including improved pedestrian access from Civic to the foreshore has commenced construction. These works are being completed by Hunter & Central Coast Development Corporation.  Visit their website for more information.

Hunter Street footpath works

The footpath works associated with the installation of the light rail draw to a close with minor defects undergoing amelioration works. City of Newcastle will now install bike racks, bench seats and bins, and also plant street trees and groundcovers in newly created garden beds within the streetscape.

East End Streetscape

The Stage One Streetscape Master Plan was adopted in 2018. We have commenced detailed investigations associated with the detailed planning for the staged installation of these works.

West End Streetscape

We have developed a Draft West End Stage 2 Streetscape Plan (Draft Plan). The Draft Plan will provide a strategic guideline for the design and implementation of public domain works within the Newcastle’s West End.  The Draft Plan will be placed on public exhibition in early 2019.

The Draft Plan provides many improvements to the streetscape including:
  • Uniform footpaths improving accessibility and ease of walking
  • Increased opportunities for pedestrians to cross Hunter Street
  • Increased numbers of street trees
  • Landscaped gardens, and the creation of alfresco dining areas
  • Two important bi-directional cycleways, increasing both the east-west and north-south cyclist connectivity within the city.

The Draft Plan will go to the elected Council on 26 February 2019 to gain approval for public exhibition. Community consultation on the Draft Plan will commence once public exhibition starts.

 View plans and associated documents.