$3.3 million upgrade to Stockton’s Mitchell Street

10 Mar 2021

A $3.3 million facelift to Stockton’s Mitchell Street is underway with new footpaths, landscaping, street furniture, increased shade and improved pedestrian and cyclist safety set to be delivered as part of the City’s Local Centres program.

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said that upgrading Stockton’s main street will provide a range of benefits for locals and visitors.

“I’m pleased to see our teams commence work on this important upgrade which will create a safer, and more vibrant public space for the Stockton community to enjoy for generations to come,” Cr Nelmes said.

“The feedback from the community highlighted the need for improved spaces to shop, dine, and meet with friends.

“The Mitchell Street upgrade will include significant drainage improvements, new footpaths and street furniture, landscaping, raingardens, 40 new street trees and a reduction in speed limit to 40 km/hr to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety.

“In a nod to Stockton’s character and heritage, sandstone from existing kerbs will be retained and reused to frame garden beds and raingardens at three key intersections along Mitchell Street.”

City of Newcastle is delivering the Mitchell Street upgrade as part of its record capital works program designed to support the local economy in response to COVID-19.

The upgrade is one of 26 projects valued at more than $17 million delivered in Stockton over the past five years, including coastal protection works and the much-loved Stockton Active Hub.

The City’s Local Centres program is delivering upgrades to suburban centres across the local government area including those nearing completion at Llewellyn Street, Merewether and Joslin Street, Kotara.

This adds to earlier upgrades completed at Carrington and Beresfield and upgrades due for delivery later this year at Shortland and at James Street Plaza, Hamilton.