Quarterly Updates

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Autumn Update

Recently Completed

Broadmeadow, Jackson Street:  Construction of a shared path on Jackson Street to connect the existing off road link from Hunter Stadium to Griffiths Road has now been completed. 

Coast:  Bathers Way upgrade is continuing. 

Islington Park:  Replacement of shared pathway on new alignment has been completed.
 
Kotara, Park Avenue:  Construction of a shared path on the northern side of Park Avenue Kotara between Northcott Drive and Kullaiba Road, and on the southern side of Park Avenue between Lexington Avenue and the regional cycleway at Kullaiba Road. This work has been completed.
 
Lambton, Lambton Park:  Council has completed the circuit around the park (shared path along Elder Street and link to footbridge). 
 
Victory Parade Wallsend: This project involves the construction of a Cyclist Priority Crossing on Victory Parade, enabling cyclists from southern parts of Wallsend and Elermore Vale to access the Wallsend to Newcastle City cycleway at Jesmond Park via the recently constructed shared pathway through Wallsend Brickworks Park.  The priority crossing will be the first of its type installed in the Hunter region, and is to be monitored as a trial to determine its safety and possible application in other locations.

Waratah, Turton Road:  Replacement of the shared pathway between Lambton Road and Hunter Stadium which has been deformed by tree roots.

Mayfield/Islington, Scholey Street:  (Scholey Street between Nelson Street and Girling Street) construction of shared pathways recently completed.

Construction

Broadmeadow to Newcastle West:  Design of this key route is progressing.

Design

Mayfield, Maud Street:  Design is progressing

Richmond Vale Rail Trail:  The proposed trail extends from Pelaw Main in the Cessnock local government area to Minmi and Hexham in the Newcastle local government area.  The project scope includes spur lines from the main trail, namely an extension to the township of Minmi and a path from Shortland to Tarro along the Hunter Water Corporation pipeline corridor. Concept design and EIS underway.

Other

Cycling Promotion and Education:  Council has been granted funds to undertake various cycling education and promotion initiatives.  Detailed mapping of all cycleways, has been completed. Planning is underway for a series of cycle skilss classes and local discovery rides. 
 
Cycling Signposting:  Council has been granted funds to undertake signposting of the network.  Approx 150 new signs have been installed and more is to come.