Quarterly Updates

Autumn Update

Bathers Way is now 50% complete

Recently completed works include:

Bathers Way from Kilgour Avenue to Cooks Hill Surf Club

Bathers Way from Nobbys to Newcastle Beach (Shortland Esplanade)

The upgrade works have included a minimum four metre wide shared pathway, pedestrian lighting, furniture, shade trees and structures, landscaping, pedestrian access upgrades, road and streetscape improvements.  See the Image Gallery for latest images.

Construction: South Newcastle - Seawall Remediation Project

Work is now underway for this important remediation project which will repair the Newcastle seawall.  The seawall repair will enable activation of the stretch between South Newcastle and the Bogey Hole.

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

The next stage of Bathers Way will provide an upgraded shared pathway linking King Edward Park through to Memorial Drive. This stage will improve traffic, pedestrian and parking conditions in the area. Initial works commenced in early 2017 at the intersection of The Terrace and Bingle Street, improving the safety of the intersection for both vehicles and pedestrians. The remainder of the works commenced in May 2017 and will take up to six months to complete. View the   projects and works page for more information.

Construction: Bathers Way - Shortland Esplanade

Construction has commenced on Bathers Way, Shortland Esplanade. Council is upgrading the southern section of Shortland Esplanade and Church Street, extending from Zaara Street to Watt Street in Newcastle. Work is expected to be completed by November 2017. View the  projects and works page for more information.

Planning and concept design: 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 CMP is being finalised.  It was referred to the Office of Environment and Heritage in December 2016 for review and final endorsment.