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Major construction is happening throughout the civic centre of Newcastle.

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Relocation of utilities and road work at intersections across the city centre, including the intersection of Darby and King Streets, Hunter and Stewart Avenue, Honeysuckle Drive and Hannell Street, Wood and Parry/King Streets, Hunter and Steel Streets, Honeysuckle Drive and Steel Street, and Hannell and Throsby Streets. Nearby residents and business will be notified before work takes place. Project update 2018 .


Pedestrian Access

Hunter Street
between Darby and Brown Streets;  Newcomen Street to Pacific Street and Wolfe Street to Newcomen Street diversions will be in place during footpath work. 

Steel Street
The Kuwumi Place pedestrian crossing will remain open while work is carried out at Steel Street. Once a pedestrian crossing is opened at Steel Street, the Kuwumi Place pedestrian crossing will be temporarily closed. Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained.

Landscaping and finishing work will be carried out on the footpath on the western side of Stewart Avenue from the 22nd of August. The footpath will remain open during these works. Stewart Avenue will remain open to traffic while the above mentioned footpath works are completed.  

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Road Updates

Traffic changes from 17 – 24 August 2018. To stay up-to-date with the latest changes, please visit
Beresford Street will close Thursday 23 August 8:00am to 3:00pm. Local traffic access only on Beresford Stret. Entry and exit via Bellevue Street. Friday 24 August between 8:00am to 3:00pm Beresford Street temporarily closed. Access to private driveways on Beresford Street will be temporarily removed during this time.

Civic Lane
open to local traffic, access via Hunter Street.

Hunter Street from Crown Street to Wolfe Streets and Darby Street to Crown Street temporary traffic and pedestrian controls will be in place as required during upgrades. Access to private driveways to Scott Street will be via Wolfe Street.

Hunter Street and Steel Street and Honeysuckle Drive and Steel Street works to continue.

Street and Scott Street, between Darby and Telford Streets, remain closed for light rail construction.
Newcomen Street
to Pacific Street temporary traffic and pedestrian controls will be in place, as required.

Pacific Street to Telford Street resident-only access will be maintained on the northern side of Scott Street (access via Telford Street).  Traffic control will be in place on Telford and Pacific Streets for rail deliveries, as required.

Scott Street
between Perkins and Wolfe Streets, resident-only access to private driveways via Wolfe Street will be maintained.

Steel Street
work will be carried out on the new road connection Monday to Friday between 6:00pm and 7:00am, weather permitting.  Traffic control will be in place at Steel Street for site deliveries.  Work also will be carried out during the day between 7:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:00am to 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday (Sunday subject to approval.)

Wolfe Street to Newcomen Street temporary traffic and pedestrian controls will be in place, as required. Access to private driveways on Scott Street will be maintained via Wolfe Street.  
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Transport Options


New bus timetables commenced late July. Please visit to download the new timetables.  

Key service changes -

Extending the route 14 to connect Swansea Heads to Belmont, Charlestown, Kotara and the CBD.
Extending the route 41 to connect to Valentine and Eleebana to Charlestown.
Extending the route 43 to connect Floraville and Windale to Charlestown.
The route 44 will now travel from Warners Bay to Glendale, Cardiff, Macquarie Hills and Kotara.
Routes 23, 26 and 28 will service Marketown.

School Service Routes

Students will need to check timetables to and from school for minor changes to timetables commencing in Term 3, Week 2 (Mon 31 July).
In addition, changes to route 263 (operated by Hunter Valley Buses) will be introduced from Term 3, Week 2.

110 Shuttle

Customs House to Newcastle Interchange (City Shuttle Loop Service)

  • Newcastle Interchange Stewart Avenue, Wickham
  • Honeysuckle Drive Opp 36 18 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle
  • Newcastle Maritime Museum Honeysuckle Drive
  • Queens Wharf 150 Wharf Road
  • Customs House Watt Street 1 Bond Street, Newcastle East
  • King Street At Perkins Street 123 King Street, Newcastle
  • King Street After Auckland Street 239 King Street, Cooks Hill
  • Newcastle Interchange Stewart Avenue, Wickham
110 and school service buses are the only services that stop at the Queens Wharf stop.

Bus routes 11, 12, 13 start and finish at Customs House stops.

Bus routes 23, 26 and 28 no longer operate from TAFE Hunter, Parry Street and Parry Street opposite TAFE Hunter. For these services please use Hunter Street.  School services will remain in operation from these stops.

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Stockton Wharf to Queens Wharf Mon-Fri 5:00-11:00pm Sat 5:30am to midnight Sun 8:45am to 10:00pm
Catch the 110 Shuttle City Loop Service either at Wharf Road or walk to King Street at Perkins Street.


King Street
Multi-level Car Spaces FREE All Day Saturday 7:00am – 4:30pm 92 King Street

15-minute FREE Parking CBD in a 1P, 2P or 4P ticketed and on-street car space. Press the minus button on the ticket machine to print a free 15-minute parking ticket and display inside on your vehicle dashboard.

Park and Ride - McDonald Jones Stadium Broadmeadow - "EasyPark Mobile App Payment" no longer in use. 
A ride service from McDonald Jones Stadium Broadmeadow to the City Centre is provided by Newcastle City Council. Park at McDonald Jones Stadium at the bitumen southern end of the Stadium, close to the "Park and Ride" bus stop and then catch a bus to the City Centre. Register your details with Newcastle City Council to receive a park and ride voucher for your windscreen.

A daily fee of $2.20 will apply to all users, regardless of how you arrive at the bus, or whether you choose to park at the McDonald Jones Stadium. The daily fee will be charged via a "tap and go" EFTPOS facility immediately prior to boarding the bus. No payment is required on the return trip.

Park and Ride Timetable

Mon-Fri 7:00am-9:00am
buses run every 15 mins dropping off at dedicated stops in the city centre.
Mon-Fri 3:00pm-6:30pm
every 15 mins. The last bus will leave the City at 6:30pm.

Loading Zones

Two loading zones re-instated on Hunter Street (southern side) between Worth Place and Auckland Street. Other nearby loading zones re-located on Auckland, Darby and Merewether Streets, Civic Lane and Centenary Road. 

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Newcastle's Open For Business - What's On?

With major construction of the light rail in full swing throughout the city centre, it's never been more important to plan your journey into town. There's still plenty of ways to get in and around the city while temporary traffic diversions are in place. Honeysuckle Drive, Wharf Road, King Street and roads in from The Hill are open, and public transport, cycling or walking are great choices.

For a list of free events being held in the city centre, visit Revitalising Newcastle's events page at

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