Kurri Kurri Town Centre Upgrade

  • Project typeTown Centre Upgrade
  • Project scheduleDesign: March- Oct 2020, Construction: Nov - Sep 2021
Image from the Kurri Kurri CBD Funding Announcement back in 2018

The project involves a $4.17 million upgrade of the Kurri Kurri CBD and is aimed at enhancing the overall town centre. This marks Stage 1 of the Kurri Kurri Commercial Centre Masterplan that was adopted in 2016 after community consultation. 

Stage 1 will enhance the visual amenity, improve traffic flow and accessibility for pedestrians, preserve important vistas, and complement the local character of Kurri Kurri.

The focus of Stage 1 works are on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri. Improvements include:

  • Construction of new pathways
  • New kerb ramps
  • Replacing kerb and gutter
  • Planting of street trees
  • Installation of street furniture
  • New street lighting

The investigation phase of the project is now completed and work is commencing on the design. The design is planned to be completed in October 2020 and works will kick off in November 2020.

Council looks forward to keeping the community and local businesses in the loop throughout the project.

Background

Kurri Kurri is experiencing rapid change due to the opening of the Hunter Expressway in 2014 and growth associated with development in the urban release areas to the north of the expressway. 

Council developed and adopted the Kurri Kurri Commerical Centre Masterplan in 2016. The masterplan will guide future public domain improvements in the commercial centres of both Kurri Kurri and Weston. The masterplan was developed in consultation with the community to meet their evolving needs.

Funding

Council has successfully secured funding under the NSW Government's Restart NSW Resources for Regions Fund for Stage 1 of the project. Council is contributing $520,000 to the project, bringing the total funding to $4.17 million.

Council will continue to look for funding opportunities to progress the following stages of the masterplan.

Location

Lang Street, Kurri Kurri 2327  View Map

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