Quarterly Updates

Summer Update

Bathers Way is now 60% complete.

Recently completed works

South Newcastle - Seawall Remediation Project

Work involved the repair the of Newcastle seawall.  The seawall repair will enable activation of the stretch between South Newcastle and the Bogey Hole.

Bathers Way - The Hill: Memorial Drive to King Edward Park

This section of Bathers Way includes new drainage, landscaping, advanced trees and a new 4m-wide shared pathway connecting Memorial Drive, Cliff Street, and The Terrace, as well as upgrades to the busy Memorial Drive/High Street intersection to improve the movement of traffic in the area.

Street and promenade lighting will be upgraded early in the new year, along with a new pedestrian crossing at the entrance to the Strzelecki car park and the last section of shared pathway which will connect King Edward Park to The Terrace.

This stage will improve traffic, pedestrian and parking conditions in the area.

Bathers Way - Shortland Esplanade

Construction is now complete on Bathers Way, Shortland Esplanade. Council upgraded the southern section of Shortland Esplanade and Church Street, extending from Zaara Street to Watt Street in Newcastle. 

This section boasts new coastal retaining walls, roadway, drainage, lighting and fences. Two new pedestrian crossings and a roundabout at the intersection of Zaara Street improve safety for all users.

Some ancilliary rectification works will continue in the New Year.

Planning and concept design for Bathers Way

  • Bathers Way King Edward Park planning and design development is underway.  View draft plan (pdf)
  • Bathers Way Newcastle South planning and design development is underway.   View draft plan (pdf)
  • Shepherds Hill Military Defence Group.  Council commissioned heritage consultants to undertake a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for this state significant site. The CMP has been on public exhibition and the draft CMP was referred to the Office of Environment and Heritage in December 2016 for review and final endorsment.  Comments were received from OEH in June 2017 which required further work on the CMP.  Consultants have now completed the draft CMP and this was lodged again with OEH in November 2017 for their endorsement. In the meantime OEH has approved the restoration of Shepherds Hill cottage with works commencing in June 2017.
  • King Edward Park CMP - A tender process has been undertaken and heritage consultants will soon be engaged to undertake a Conservation Management Plan for King Edward Park.