Throsby Creek riverwall repair works


City of Newcastle maintains and manages 80km of ephemeral streams and creeks in the upper reaches of our catchments. As part of the City Wide Rehabilitation and Investigation of priority creeks project, Throsby Creek was identified as a candidate for rehabilitation works.

City of Newcastle engaged Soil Conservation Service to undertake design and construction of the repair to a 200m-long section of Throsby Creek riverwall adjacent to Linwood Estate, Wickham.

The repairs will ensure the riverwall continues to be an important ecological, recreational and visual asset valued by your community.

Works completed

The repair work involved the recovery and reinstallation of the original igneous pink rocks displaced from the wall into the creek waters over time, supplemented by around 210 tonnes of newly sourced rock, which was used to repair and stablise the riverwall where it had degraded over time. 

The project also provided a formalised pedestrian recreation access to the artificial beach on the southern and northern end of the work area.

Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen with representatives from parkrun, City of Newcastle and Soil Conservation Services checking in on the progress of the Throsby Creek riverwall repairs.

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