Community Information

Newcastle City Council is one of many government agencies providing services to the Newcastle community. Here are some links to current projects underway by other local agencies. 

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Shortland Esplanade Upgrade

Shortland Esplanade in Newcastle East will close between Ocean Street and Watt Street from Monday 6 March to allow for the upgrade of the southern section of Shortland Esplanade.
At this time Shortland Esplanade will also become one-way northbound between Ocean Street and Zaara Street.  Traffic heading south on Shortland Esplanade from Nobbys will be directed onto Zaara Street.
Pedestrian access along the western footpath of Shortland Esplanade will be maintained between Ocean Street and Watt Street, as directed by onsite signage.
Full vehicle access will be restored as soon as possible, but the closure is expected to last up to six months. When the work is completed, Shortland Esplanade will be one way southward between Ocean and Watt.
Resident access will be maintained during this period. Find out more


Work to begin on Honeysuckle Seawall

Work to replenish rock on seawalls at Honeysuckle, Newcastle Harbour, will commence on Monday 30 January 2017.

The Hunter Development Corporation is advising visitors to Honeysuckle to be aware the work will require a temporary diversion of the popular harbourside promenade. HDC Acting General Manager Valentina Misevska said the work will involve the placement of an estimated 6,200 tonnes of rock into the harbour to support and stabilise the 145m length of the Lee 4 seawall.

The work is required to maintain the existing seawall and ensure the structure is suitable for the future extension of the foreshore promenade and public domain. It is anticipated that the work will take around 14 weeks to complete, subject to weather.

“The Corporation is keen to inform the community that during the work period there will be a diversion in place away from the harbourside promenade between Worth Place Park and Throsby Wharf,” Ms Misevska said

“We know that the promenade is very popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists and want them to know about the planned diversion well in advance.

“In addition, the western portion of Worth Place Park West will be impacted by the works and will therefore be unavailable. Barbecue and play equipment will be moved eastwards.

Construction activities will be undertaken generally between the hours of 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday. No construction activities will occur on Sunday or Public Holidays.

Environmental and traffic management measures will be implemented by the Principal Contractor for the duration of the works.


Roads and Maritime Services Hunter Projects (RMS)
Hunter Water (Hunter Water Corp)
NBN Network Rollout
Newcastle Mines Grouting Fund