Traffic & Pedestrian Project

Proposed Pedestrian Crossing - Waratah

We have sought feedback on a proposal to upgrade a pedestrian crossing on Bridge Street, Waratah.

Proposed Pedestrian Crossing - Waratah

We have sought feedback on a proposal to replace the children's crossing on Bridge Street near Boomerang Road, Waratah with a raised pedestrian crossing.


Accessibility and safety improvements are proposed for the existing children's crossing next to Waratah Public school on Bridge Street. An upgrade intends to address the lack of kerb ramps and the stepped kerb on the residential side of the crossing. Changes are also proposed to increase visibility for drivers of pedestrians at the crossing.

The proposal to upgrade the crossing to a raised pedestrian crossing was given support to undertake community consultation by the Newcastle City Traffic Committee on 21 October 2019.

This consultation was undertaken to ensure that the community is informed and has the opportunity to raise any concerns prior to reporting to Council for approval.

What was proposed

  • Construction of a raised pedestrian crossing on Bridge Street, near Boomerang Road
  • Construction of kerb extensions at the raised pedestrian crossing, including rain gardens
  • Upgrade of street lighting to meet Australian Standards
  • Signage and line marking

Ways to have your say

The exhibition period closed on Friday 29 July.

Document Library

Contact us

City of Newcastle

Phone: 02 4974 2000

Project timeline

28 June 2022
Public exhibition commences

Protecting your privacy

The City of Newcastle is committed to protecting your privacy.  We take reasonable steps to comply with relevant legislation and Council policy.
Purpose of collecting personal details: Council is collecting this information to determine the local community’s views and opinions on the proposal outlined.
Intended recipients:  Information provided as part of the consultation will be used as part of the investigation into the proposal, and may be included in future reports on the issue.
Storage and security:  Information provided will be stored on Council's database and will be subject to Council’s information and privacy policies.
Access: Individuals can access data to check accuracy by contacting Council.
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