Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing

In the 2021/22 financial year, we have allocated close to $13.7 million for the renewal and delivery of new roads, bridges and new footpaths. This includes $1.4 million on bridges, $3.9 million on road rehabilitation, $5.1 million on road resurfacing, preparation, testing and monitoring, $2.1 million on footpaths and $1.1 million on street furniture.

What's involved?

Road resurfacing involves replacement of the top layers of the road - asphalting, linemarking, and often accompanying kerb and gutter works.

Road rehabilitation work often involves repair or replacement of drainage structures or other services deep underneath the road.

Road surface preservation works include crack sealing, asphalt patching, resealing and surface rejuvenation treatments are carried out on an annual program. If you would like more information about our re-sealing program and why we do it, please visit the Re-sealing Your Road page.

Road rehabilitation works

Current rehabilitation projects

  • Boundary Street, Kotara - Joslin Street to Casey Street (Cross LGA project being delivered with Lake Macquarie City Council)
  • Howell Street, Kotara - Park Avenue to Joanne Street

Planned rehabilitation projects

  • Allowah Street, Waratah - Platt Street to end - reconstruction
  • Croudace Road, Elermore Vale - Cardiff Road to west of Garsdale Street
  • Watt Street, Newcastle - Scott Street to Wharf Road - kerb and gutter, footpath and stormwater

Road resurfacing works

Current resurfacing projects

  • Watkins Street, Merewether

Planned resurfacing projects

  • Britania Boulevarde, Fletcher
  • Cowper Street, North Carrington
  • Crown Street and King Street, Stockton (adjacent to Local Centre works)
  • Hubbard Street, Islington
  • Sandgate Road, Shortland (adjacent to planned Local Centre works)
  • Maryland Drive, Maryland
  • Watkins Street, Merewether
  • Wibbi Street, Maryland

Planned resealing projects

  • Lenaghans Drive, Blackhill

Completed resurfacing projects

  • Chatham Street, Broadmeadow
  • Fullerton Street, Stockton
  • Hunter Street, Newcastle
  • King Street, Newcastle
  • Power Street, Islington
  • Warabrook Boulevarde, Warabrook

Kerb and gutter works

Kerb and gutter upgrades

  • Lingard Street, Merewether - construction
  • Harriet Street, Waratah - investigation
  • Stephen Street, Georgetown

Planned footpath rehabilitation projects

  • Mordue Parade, Jesmond - shared pathway terminals
  • Bailey Street at Fletcher Street, Adamstown
  • Cowper Street, North Carrington
  • Hollingsford Crescent, Carrington
  • Jackson Street, Broadmeadow (feasibility)
  • Mackie Avenue at Sketchley Parade, New Lambton
  • Northcott Drive, Kotara
  • 359 Park Avenue, Kotara at Johnson Street
  • Parkway Avenue, Hamilton South
  • Tyrrell Street, Wallsend
  • Warabrook Boulevard, Warabrook (Stage 2)

Other minor footpath works

  • Wickham Street, Wickham


  • Unnamed laneway off Fullerton Street, Stockton (resurfacing)
  • Unnamed lane off Scobies Lane, Stockton (patching)
  • Wall Lane, North Lambton (design)
  • Unnamed lane off Morehead Street, Lambton (design)

New footpaths

We have separate programs for the expansion of the footpath and cycleway networks through Pedestrian and Traffic Improvements and Cycleway Works.

Local Centre renewal projects

Other Works

There is also funding for replacement of street signs, line marking, ordinance fencing and street furniture.

Street lighting

  • Complete rollout of LED replacements to residential streets
  • Rollout of LED replacement for main roads
  • Anderson Drive, Beresfield (pedestrian crossing lighting)
  • Sunset Boulevard, North Lambton (pedestrian crossing lighting)

Transport stops

  • 91A Morgan Street Merewether - transport stop upgrade
  • University Drive, Birmingham Gardens - transport stop upgrade with shelter
  • Newcastle Road, Jesmond - transport stop upgrade with shelter
  • Howe Street, Lambton - transport stop design
  • Park Avenue, Adamstown - transport stop design
  • Cowper Street, Wallsend - transport stop design
  • Young Street, Georgetown - transport stop investigation

Pedestrian fencing

  • Northcott Drive, Kotara

What's next?

Projects being investigated for future road programs

  • Corona Street, Hamilton East
  • Fern Street, Islington
  • Lambton Road, New Lambton
  • Longworth Avenue, Wallsend
  • Margaret Street, Merewether
  • Mathieson Street, Carrington
  • Park Avenue, Kotara
  • Pride Avenue, Lambton
  • Samdon Street, Hamilton
  • Tyrone Road, New Lambton
  • Woodward Street, Merewether

Roads to Recovery Program

The Australian Government provided funding under the Roads to Recovery Program for local road works, which was used to support 2020/21 local road works at King Street Newcastle, Wentworth Street Wallsend and Yangan Drive Beresfield.

The proposed 2021/22 works are part of the Croudace Road Elermore Vale rehabilitation and also includes Regional Road REPAIR Program Grant Funding.

Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program

As part of Phase 1 of the program, the Federal Government provided additional funding for 2020/21 which was used to undertake road pavement patching on local roads, in addition to planned road maintenance and footpath construction project to support community access to recreation. Phase 2 is now underway with additional funding to assist the below projects.

Phase 2 - Proposed Works (2021/22)

  • Cowper Street Carrington - road maintenance
  • Longworth Avenue, Wallsend - road maintenance
  • Park Avenue, Kotara - road maintenance
  • Maryland Drive, Maryland - road maintenance
  • Minmi Road, Minmi - road maintenance
  • Hubbard Street, Islington
  • Old Maitland Road, Hexham - road maintenance
  • Cowper Street, Carrington - road maintenance
  • Woodberry Road, Tarro - road maintenance
  • Intersection of Orlando and Young Road, Lambton - road maintenance
  • Quarter Sessions Road, Tarro - road maintenance
  • Warabrook Wetlands Shared Path Stage 2 - path widening and ugrade
  • National Park Street, Hamilton South at Kenrick Street - raised pedestrian crossing
  • Cynthia Street, Adamstown Heights - footpath and pedestrian crossing
  • Minmi Road, Fletcher - shared path construction
  • University Drive, Jesmond - shared path construction
  • Minmi Road, Maryland - footpath construction
  • Yangan Drive, Beresfield - pavement replacement
  • Enterprise Drive, Beresfield - pavement stabilisation
  • Rosemont Street, Adamstown Heights - pavement replacement
  • Warabrook Boulevarde, Warabrook - pavement replacement