Council is undertaking works which will deliver a staged implementation of Cessnock CBD Masterplan and subsequent Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project.
What's Happening Now?
Upgrade of Cooper and Charlton Streets
Sunday 26 May 2019 - September 2019
Works are scheduled to commence at 9pm on Sunday 26 May 2019 with the temporary removal of the roundabout at Charlton and Cooper Streets. The intersection will be closed from 9pm to 5am. Traffic control will be in place.
The intersection will reopen from 5am on Monday 27 May 2019, allowing one way traffic access through the work zone. Detours will be in place as works are carried out. Standard work hours will apply for the following days. Businesses will be notified prior to the commencement of any further night works.
Stage 1.1 will include road pavement improvement featuring a raised threshold treatment, underground drainage works, new pavers, installation of planter boxes, trees and the provision of new street furniture.
Click here to view a map of Stage 1.1 works
All reasonable efforts will be made to complete the works on schedule, subject to weather and ground conditions. Residents and businesses will be notified if there are significant changes to the program.
The works will take place in three stages to allow one way traffic access through the work zone.
Works are initially scheduled to take place on the west side of Charlton Street. Charlton Street will be reduced to one lane northbound from Monday 27 May 2019.
Cooper Street will be reduced to one lane between Vincent Street and North Avenue. The westbound lane will remain open to one-way traffic. Detours will be in place.
Pedestrian access will be maintained during the project.
Standard work hours:
7am to 6pm Monday to Friday
7am to 5pm Saturday
Night work hours:
9pm to 5am Sunday to Thursday
Stakeholders will be notified prior to any commencement of night works.
What is being achieved?
North Avenue and Keene Street
Sunday 5 May 2019 - Tuesday 21 May 2019
On Sunday 5 May 2019 works commenced on North Avenue and Keene Street to upgrade pedestrian facilities. Night works have now ended on North Avenue and Keene Street, with the completion of kerbs and road resurfacing. Landscape planting, signs and line marking will be completed in the days following the 21 May 2019. The new and safer pedestrian crossing will also be finalised shortly, but is already accessible.
Bridges Hill Park Playground and Access Improvement Project
The project involves two key components: the access improvements and then the Bridges Hill Playground upgrades.
Fastastic new family facilities have been put in, the adventure playground creates and enjoyable space and 3 new fitness stations have been installed.
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Council’s Infrastructure Manager, Katrina Kerr said "The program of works has been designed with businesses in mind including some night works. Temporary pedestrian access will also be in place to ensure foot traffic can navigate the work site and access businesses throughout the construction period". Read more...
View the Commercial Precinct Project Documents
The Cessnock Commercial Precinct project is funded through the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund and NSW Governments Restart NSW– Resources for Regions Program.
To find out more about this project including background information and what the future holds for the CBD visit:
Cessnock Under Construction
This page was last updated on:
22 May 2019
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