Shortland Local Centre

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Background

At the elected Council’s meeting of 27 November 2018 Councillors resolved to have a public domain plan prepared for Shortland Local Centre under the Local Centres Public Domain Infrastructure Renewal Program.

Improvements will include aspects of the public domain such as traffic and pedestrian safety, footpaths, lighting, trees and street furniture.

In April 2019 City of Newcastle officers met with the owners of businesses in Shortland Local Centre to discuss their issues. As part of the planning process we reached out to the broader community for their input via a community survey which was open from 15 June to 29 June 2020. To find out more about this consultation, please visit our Have Your Say page.

The results of the community survey indicate that traffic safety and crossing Sandgate Road safely is a major issue. In response to the community’s concerns we have developed a Draft Shortland Public Domain and Traffic Plan which includes a 40km/hr High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA) on Sandgate Road between the 7-Eleven service station and the Hunter Valley Private Hospital.

Have Your Say

The Draft Shortland Public Domain and Traffic Plan is on public exhibition from 22 February to 21 March 2021. To view the plan and make a submission please visit our Have Your Say page.

Next Steps

Exhibition submissions will be reviewed and used to finalise the plan for approval by the elected Council.

For an understanding of the overall project process view the Shortland Local Centre Public Domain Planning Process Flow Chart (pdf).